Cannabis sativa

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCannabaceaeCannabisCannabis sativa

Ecology

A dioecious annual occurring as a casual from a wide variety of sources, but never persisting. Lowland.

Status

Casual

World Distribution

Probably a native of S.W. & C. Asia, this species has been cultivated from ancient times and is now widely naturalised in warm temperate and tropical regions of the world.

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004692

Atlas text references

Small E, Cronquist A
1976.  A practical and natural taxonomy for Cannabis. Taxon. 25:405-435.
Smart J, Simmonds NW
1995.  Evolution of crop plants, edn 2.
Zohary D, Hopf M
2000.  Domestication of plants in the Old World, edn 3.