Originally brought from California to Vancouver, B.C., Canada in the 1970's this strain was purchased by Federation in 1996, in an attempt to keep it from becoming extinct. The nickname "Romulan" comes from the joking comment that the high from this bud could "dent your head" leaving Romulan-like brow-ridges.
Romulan is known for its purple stems and its tendency to form multiple branches and budding sites, which makes it ill-recommended for "sea of green" type growing. When cultivated outdoors it will yield roughly half a pound of bud per fully-grown, bushy plant. Because it does have thick, dense buds which are susceptible to mold, it performs better in dry climates.
While growing, Romulan is known for deep jade leaves that exude a peppery scent, but the flavor is described as being more pine than pepper. The high from Romulan is intense, with couch-lock a distinct possibility, and the inability to concentrate almost a given. It has shown excellent results in alleviating chronic pain.