Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Rosales

Cannabaceae - Dagga family

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991) Cannabaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6)

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991) Ulmaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs, erect or climbing herbs, mostly monoecious or dioecious, with or without spines. Latex absent. Stipules paired, caducous. Leaves alternate or rarely opposite, simple, often asymmetrical, usually 3-nerved at base or digitately 3-7(-11)-foliolate, the leaflets with a serrate margin. Flowers in small axillary cymes or clusters or solitary, unisexual or (rarely) bisexual. Sepals 4-5(-8), free or shortly united, persistent. Petals 0. Stamens 4-8, rarely more, free, opposite the perianth lobes. Ovary superior, 1-2-locular; ovules solitary, pendulous; styles 2, terminal, divergent. Fruit dry or thinly fleshy.

Comment: The most recent classification states that native genera in our region formerly placed in the family Ulmaceae now belong here.

Worldwide: 2 genera and 4 species, northern temperate regions to SE Asia.

Mozambique: 4 genera and 8 taxa.

Cannabis sativa

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

Cannabis L.Description, Image
Celtis L.Description, Image
Chaetachme Planch.Description
Trema Lour.Description

Other sources of information about Cannabaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cannabaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Cannabaceae
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cannabaceae
Flora of Malawi: Cannabaceae
Flora of Zambia: Cannabaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cannabaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cannabaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cannabaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cannabaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cannabaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cannabaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cannabaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cannabaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Cannabaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cannabaceae
Wikipedia: Cannabaceae
Plants of the World Online: Cannabaceae
Tropicos: Cannabaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Cannabaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=46, retrieved 21 July 2024

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