Marijuana Weed Types


Marijuana Strains

Most research refers to Cannabis as a single species – Cannabis sativa L. ( The word Cannabis comes from ancient vernacular names for hemp, such as the Greek Kannabis; sativa means “cultivated” in Latin; L. stands for Linnaeus, the botanical author of the name.) But some botanists who are studying Cannabis believe there are more than one species within the genus.

Richard Schultes describes three separate species based on variations

1. Cannabis Sativa
Plants usually tall ( five to 18 feet ), laxly branched; akenes (( Akene ( or Achene) is the botanical name for fruit of Cannabis. In Cannabis, the fruit is essentially the seed.)) smooth, usually lacking marbled pattern on outer coat, firmly attached to stalk and without definite articulation.

2. Cannabis Indica
1a Plant usually small ( four feet or less ), not laxly branched; akenes usually strongly marbled on outer coat, with definite abscission layer, dropping off at maturity.
1b Plants very densely branched, more or less conical, usually four feet tall or less.

3. Cannabis ruderalis
Cannabis ruderalis is a putative species of Cannabis originating in central Asia. It flowers earlier than C. indica or C. sativa, does not grow as tall, and can withstand much harsher climates than either of them. Cannabis ruderalis is purported to go into budding based strictly on age and not on changes in length of dayligh