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Cannabis sativa

Young Cannabis plant
Common names: marijuana (Eng.); dagga (Afr.); Umya (Xhosa); Matekwane/Patse (Northern Sotho); Nsangu (Zulu)
Family: Cannabaceae

... longer than broad with regular rounded ends. Fruits small. Cannabis is widely distributed in southern Africa, var. ... beetles, leaf-eating larvae and slugs feed on the plant. Cannabis It is cultivated from seeds. As its cultivation is ... severe penalties including imprisonment may be imposed. Cannabis is said to come from the Greek word, kannabis , the ...

09 / 08 / 2004 | Cathbert Makgakga | National Herbarium Pretoria
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