Papaver somniferum

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Papaver somniferum

[‚päp·ə‚ver säm′nif·ə·rəm]
(botany)
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Heroin, morphine, and other opiates trace their origins to a single plant, the opium poppy. Cultivation of the plant dates back to the earliest years of human civilisation, and opium use was well known in ancient times.
By 2015, Afghanistan was the source of 90 per cent of the world's opium poppy.
The UNODC estimated that Myanmar's Shan and Kachin states cultivated 41,000 hectares of opium poppy in 2017, a 25 percent drop from the 54,500 hectares reported in its last survey in 2015.
Of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, opium poppy is now grown in 24 provinces, with the greatest concentration in the Southern region.
Hector Astudillo Flores, a member of the governing Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), and the center-left opposition parties have found common ground on a proposal to legalize opium poppy production.
According to the 2015 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), Burma remains the second largest cultivator of illegal opium poppy in the world.
- Marjorie Scholefield ANO I haven't but it's a form of opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, and they come in all sorts of colours and forms.
Here, locals are involved in large- scale opium poppy cultivation -- an illegal trade that dominates the rural economy of notorious Kaliachak- III block, which last week saw rioting and rampage.
The latest Afghanistan Opium Survey indicates a surprising decline in opium poppy cultivation this year.
Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has hit an all-time high despite years of counter-narcotics efforts that have cost the US $7.6bn ([pounds sterling]4.7bn), according to a US government watchdog, reports The Guardian.
The opium poppy is a crop in itself in some parts of the world.