EPPO Global Database

Hibiscus cannabinus(HIBCA)

Overview
Last modification: 2002-02-11

Basic information
  • EPPO code: HIBCA
  • Preferred name: Hibiscus cannabinus
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Tropical Africa. Cultivated as a fibre plant. Introduced into southern Asia in ancient times, and more recently throughout the tropics


Common names
Name Language
Dekkanhanf German
Gombohanf German
Hanfeibisch German
Deccan hemp English
kenaf English
cáñamo de Gambo Spanish
flor de San Juan Spanish
kenaf Spanish
chanvre de Gambo French
chanvre de Guinée French
kenaf French
Braziliaans vlas Dutch
cânhamo-brasileiro Portuguese
caruru-azedo Portuguese