Cannabaceae

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Cannabaceae

[kan·ə′bās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous herbs in the order Urticales, including Indian hemp (Cannabis sativa) and characterized by erect anthers, two styles or style branches, and the lack of milky juice.

Cannabaceae

 

a family of dicotyledonous plants, related to the family Moraceae. They are erect or climbing herbs, found predominantly in temperate regions. The plants are monoecious or dioecious and have small, plain flowers in inflorescences. The male inflorescences have many flowers and are paniculate; the female inflorescences have few flowers and are capitate or cone-shaped. The family comprises two genera, Cannabis and Humulus, with three or four species.

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Older texts commonly use the obsolete orthography Cannabinaceae and Cannabiaceae for the family (Miller, 1970).
Other names still applied to this family are Cannabinaceae and Cannabidaceae.