Sunn Hemp

Crotalaria juncea L.


Crotalaria is a genus of the Papilionaceae. The genus has over 200 species many of which are grown as green manure or fodder crops. Of all the species, the most important commercially is C. juncea which is grown as a fibre crop. Most sunn hemp is grown in India where there are three main varieties, White, Genjan and Dewghuddy. The quality of the fibre is very variable.


Fibre Cell Vessel Element Subsidiary Cell Phloem Parenchyma Vegetable Fibre 
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© D. M. Catling and J. E. Grayson 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Forensic Science LaboratoryThe Metropolitan PoliceUK
  2. 2.Thames PolytechnicUK

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