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Humulus lupulus (Hop)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Rosales > Family: Cannabaceae

Native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Cultivated widely, including in southern Africa, for the cone-like female inflorescences (clusters of flowers), which are used in flavouring, stabilising and preserving beer.

Humulus lupulus (Hops) Humulus lupulus (Hops)

Hops growing north of Outeniqua Pass, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

 

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