Gossypium tomentosum

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Gossypium tomentosum


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. Karpas
Species: Gossypium tomentosum


Gossypium tomentosum Nutt. ex Seem., 1865


  • Homotypic
    • Gossypium hirsutum f. tomentosum (Nutt. ex Seem.) Roberty in Candollea 9: ? (1942)
    • Hibiscus tomentosus (Nutt. ex Seem.) Kuntze in Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 68 (1891), nom. illeg.
  • Heterotypic
    • Gossypium parvifolium Nutt. ex Seem. in Fl. Vit.: 22 (1865), pro syn.
    • Gossypium sandvicense Parl. in Sp. Cotoni: 37 (1866)
    • Gossypium tomentosum var. parvifolium Nutt. ex G.Watt in Wild Cult. Cotton: 71 (1907)


Native distribution areas:
  • 'Continental: Pacific
    • Regional: Northern Central Pacific
      • Hawaii

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Wagner, W.L., Herbst, D.R. & Sohmer, S.H. (1999). Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai'i, rev. ed., 1: 1-988. University of Hawai'i Press, Bishop Museum Press.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Hawaiian cotton or Ma‘o
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