• Publications
  • Influence
Evolution and Classification of Cannabis sativa (Marijuana, Hemp) in Relation to Human Utilization
  • E. Small
  • Biology
    The Botanical Review
  • 19 August 2015
TLDR
This review examines the evolving ways Cannabis has been used from ancient times to the present, and how human selection has altered the morphology, chemistry, distribution and ecology of domesticated forms by comparison with related wild plants.
Photosynthetic rates in relation to nitrogen recycling as an adaptation to nutrient deficiency in peat bog plants
  • E. Small
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 August 1972
TLDR
The hypothesis is advanced that the increased time available to use nitrogen photosynthetically before it is recycled is adaptive in bog plants, especially in evergreens, because of the difficulty in acquiring nitrogen from the extremely nutrient-deficient bog substrate.
A synopsis of the genus Medicago (Leguminosae)
TLDR
A key to the 12 sections and eight subsections of the genus Medicago is presented, a comprehensive illustratedKey to the 83 species (and 18 infraspecific taxa) of Medicago, and brief notes on their geography, ecology, and possible confusion with similar species are presented.
Industrial Hemp in North America: Production, Politics and Potential
Most of the Western World banned the cultivation of Cannabis sativa in the early 20th century because biotypes high in ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the principal intoxicant cannabinoid) are the
A numerical taxonomic analysis of the Daucus carota complex
  • E. Small
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 February 1978
A variety of numerical taxonomic procedures was employed to assess variation of 437 diverse populations of Daucus carota sensu lato, grown under controlled conditions, and of 100 herbarium sheets.
Classification of Cannabis sativa L. in Relation to Agricultural, Biotechnological, Medical and Recreational Utilization
Cannabis sativa has been utilized for millennia, primarily as a source of a stem fiber (both the plant and the fiber termed “hemp”) and a resinous intoxicant (the plant and its drug preparations
Multiple independent losses of the plastid rpoC1 intron in Medicago (Fabaceae) as inferred from phylogenetic analyses of nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer sequences
TLDR
The survey of Medicago is extended to include 65 of the 86 species, representing all 12 sections and seven of the eight subsections recognized in the most recent comprehensive treatment of the genus, and suggests that most of the previously recognized sections in Medicago are not monophyletic as currently circumscribed.
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