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The Botanical System of the Plants
Das Botanisches System der Pflanzen
Friedrich A. Lohmueller

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Familia: Malvaceaee Juss. (1789), nom. cons. (mallow family - Malvengewächse)
Subfamilia: Malvoideae
Genus:  Gossypium L. - (cotton - Baumwollpflanze, Baumwolle )
sometimes
syn.: Pavonia Cav.

Gossypium arboreum
Gossypium arboreum
 
       

Species: 39~40.
Geography: pantropical, aride, subtropical.
  • Gossypium arboreum L. (Tree cotton - Baumwolle), tetraploid cotton, - India, Pakistan.
    syn.: Pavonia cauliflora
  • Gossypium barbadense L., (American Pima, Creole cotton, Egyptian cotton, Sea island cotton), - tropical South America.
  • Gossypium herbaceum L., (Levant cotton), - southern Africa, Arabian Peninsula.
  • Gossypium hirsutum L., (Upland cotton), - Central America, Mexico, Caribbean, southern Florida.

non-commercials:
  • Gossypium australe F.Muell, - endemic to north-western Australia.
  • Gossypium darwinii, (Darwin's cotton), - Galapagos Islands.
  • Gossypium sturtianum J.H. Willis, (Sturt's Desert Rose), - Australia.
  • Gossypium thurberi Tod., (Arizona wild cotton), - Arizona, northern Mexico.
  • Gossypium tomentosum Nutt. ex Seem, (Mao or Hawaiian cotton), - endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.
  • Gossypium raimondii, (putative progenitor species of tetraploid cotton).

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