Cannabis — a polytypic genus

@article{Emboden2008CannabisA,
  title={Cannabis — a polytypic genus},
  author={William A. Emboden},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={28},
  pages={304-310}
}
  • W. Emboden
  • Published 1 July 1974
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
It has been a general assumption by botanists who have not worked taxonomically on the genus that Cannabis is monotypic. The preponderance of literature has treated it as such in the absence of any thorough taxonomic review to establish whether the epithet sativa must be restricted to a single morphologically distinct taxon within a more variable genus than presupposed or whether the specimens and literature concerning Cannabis permit the recognition of more than one specific epithet, in… 

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