Gossypium herbaceum

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Gossypium herbaceum


Taxonavigation: Malvales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Malvoideae
Tribus: Gossypieae
Genus: Gossypium
Subgenus: G. subg. Gossypium
Sectio: G. sect. Gossypium
Subsectio: G. subsect. Gossypium
Species: Gossypium herbaceum
Subspecies: G. h. subsp. africanum – G. h. subsp. herbaceum


Gossypium herbaceum L., 1753.


Hutchison (1937) proprosed the following four races for cultivars. Following the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants, they are probably merely Cultivar Groups.

  • Gossypium herbaceum race acerifolium
  • Gossypium herbaceum race africanum
  • Gossypium herbaceum race kuljianum
  • Gossypium herbaceum race persicum


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-temperate
    • Regional: Asia Central
      • Afghanistan
    • Regional: Southwestern Asia
      • Iran, Iraq, Lebanon-Syria
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
    • Introduced into:
      • Albania, Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Cambodia, Canary Is., Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Greece, Guinea, Haiti, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kriti, Laccadive Is., Maldives, Mauritania, Mexico Northwest, Mozambique Channel I, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Romania, Senegal, Sicilia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Tadzhikistan, Togo, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Xinjiang, Yemen

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Hutchinson, J. B. & Ghose, R. L. M. 1937. The classification of the cottons of Asia and Africa. - Inst. Plant Industry Bull. 8: 22 pp. .


Vernacular names[edit]

suomi: Intianpuuvilla
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