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Family Cannabaceae

Description: Erect or twining herbs, frequently woody at base.

Leaves opposite or alternate, palmately compound, or simple and commonly palmately lobed or rarely unlobed, regularly toothed.

Inflorescence axillary, paniculate to cymose. Flowers unisexual, plants mostly dioecious. Male flowers pedicellate, perianth 5-lobed, stamens 5, erect in bud. Female flowers sessile, perianth undivided, cupular; ovary 1-locular; stigmas 2.

Fruit an achene.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 genera, 3 species, native of temperate Asia, Europe. Australia: 2 genera, 2 species (naturalized), Qld, N.S.W., Tas., S.A.

External links:
Angiosperm Phylogeny Website (Family: Cannabaceae, Order: Rosales)
Wikipedia

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

 Key to the genera 
1Climbers; leaves simple, palmately lobed or rarely unlobedHumulus
Erect herbs; leaves palmately compoundCannabis

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