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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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References in periodicals archive ?
Hemp and hops are apparently from the same Cannabinaceae family, hence the similar aromas.
Heteromorphic sex chromosomes have been reported in several families (e.g., Cannabis and Humulus, Cannabinaceae; Silene, Caryophyllaceae; Rumex, Polygonaceae) [2], but our understanding of their evolution and genetics is still relatively poor.
Other names still applied to this family are Cannabinaceae and Cannabidaceae.
Older texts commonly use the obsolete orthography Cannabinaceae and Cannabiaceae for the family (Miller, 1970).
The central action of hops (Humulus lupulus L., Cannabinaceae) is documented only in a few scientific articles (Humulus lupulus Hops, 1998).