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Pakistan | Family List | Cannabaceae

Humulus Linn., Sp. Pl. 1028. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5:453. 1754; Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pi. 3:356. 1880; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 5:486. 1885; Hutch., Gen. Fl. Pl. 2: 151. 1967.

Perennial, climbing, scabrid herbs with reflexed hairs. Leaves opposite, petiolate, broad, serrate, 5-7 nerved from the base, cordate, undivided or pal¬mately 3-7 lobed, stipules lateral, deciduous. Plants dioecious, inflorescence cymose, the male much branched, paniculate; female spicate cone like in 2-3 axillary fascicles. Bracts broad, coloured, persistent. Male flowers: Perianth 5 partite, pistilodes absent. Female flowers : Perigonium membranous, styles subulate, caducous. Fruit an etaerio of achene; embryo spiral, cotyledons narrow.

2 species in temperate northern hemisphere, represented in West Pakistan by one cultivated species.

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