Most of the people are busy in claiming that there is a huge difference exist between indica and sativa but the truth lies in the history of experimenting crossbreeding between them and as a result most of the strains today found are of hybrid type. But the debate continues with the naming of the different strains but apart from these a very rare and lesser-famous species of cannabis which is known as cannabis ruderalis is said to be exist and it carries some special characteristics which are described below .
- Characteristics from origin
Basically it is a wild variety species of cannabis and it is found in Russia at first.The plant was originated thousands of years ago from central Asia and was first classified in 1924 by the famous Russian Botanist Dr. D.E. Janischevsky. The botanist noticed that the species is somehow very different from the cannabis other species like indica or sativa and hence he came to the conclusion that a third type of cannabis exist.The plant being rare came to existence as the people began to cultivate the crops and made them grow up. A case study held in 2005 supports some evidences about ruderalis making it a different species rather than the indica or sativa as the characteristics found on it lies somewhat in between the genetic pools of indica and sativa plant species. Later the Botanists have concluded the species as a hybrid type after their experiments and also found it was not a species of its own.
- The smallest type among the three
These Plants are very short in height and grow not more than two feet.The leaves are very smaller in size and also contains very less number of leaves when compared to the other species of cannabis and hence making it a special type. As the leaves are fewer and the plant size is short the ruderalis plant produces very small amount of THC which lowers its scope for being used as a medical purpose.
- The auto-flowering capacity
The most advanced characteristic which makes it differ from the other two strains is its auto-flowering capacity instead of having a very short plant age and the photoperiod in which it has grown up. Most of the flowering plants are dependent on the climate and weather of their surrounding and also on the number of hours they receiving the day-light to grow up. The auto-flowering can be thus defined as the ability of flowering irrespective of considering the weather and other plants condition.
- The fastest growth-cycle
Apart from the other characteristics it is one of the most important features of cannabis ruderalis strain. The ruderalis has a special type of ability to sustain in a short and cool summer climate and to complete its life cycle in such a short period from a seed to maturing seeds within 12 to 14 weeks normally. The seeds of ruderalis can easily detach from it and can survive on the extreme weather conditions such as in a frozen ground for a long period until the suitable conditions arrived. The seeds can also be able to secure their shells while any human or animal walked over them.