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Genus Humulus Family Cannabaceae

Description: Twining herbaceous perennials.

Leaves opposite, palmately lobed or rarely unlobed, broad-toothed. Male inflorescence paniculate; female inflorescence spicate, flowers clustered with subtending bracts overlapping one another.

Fruiting calyx and achenes strongly resinous-aromatic.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 species, northern temperate regions. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Humulus lupulus

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