The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
female hemp. Pistillate hemp differs from male (common, staminate) hemp in its thicker stem and denser foliage, in the arrangement of its inflorescences, and in its later maturation and smaller fiber yield.
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