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Hibiscus cannabinus

Basic information
Scientific name Hibiscus cannabinus

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Common names Kenaf, Ambari Hemp, Decan Hemp
Higher taxon Malvaceae, Malvales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Africa.
Habitat Crop field, pasture field, grassland, roadside, vacancy.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Not established in Japan. However, widely cultivated. Range in Japan
Date Recent.
Route Deliberate: As food, as material (fur, building, pulp, and others), as ingrediate for medical, plant oil, or alcohol.
Impact Competition against native species. harmful to agriculture .
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Asia, Australia, North America
Reference Notes
  • Ecol Soc Jpn (ed) (2002) Handbook of Alien Species in Japan. Chijinshokan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Hotta et al. (1989) Useful Plants of the World. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.