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Gossypium herbaceum L.
Family : MALVACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 693 (1753)
Information on the genus : Gossypium
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (weed)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Gossypium herbaceum L. subsp. herbaceum
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gossypium arboreum auct.
=Gossypium abyssinicum Watt (1926)
=Gossypium prostratum Schumach. & Thonn. (1827)
=*Gossypium puberulum Klotzsch
 
Taxon infra-specific
Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum (Watt) Vollesen (1987)
Gossypium herbaceum L. subsp. herbaceum
Gossypium herbaceum var. acerifolium (Guill. & Perr.) A. Chev. (1939)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrublet to 1-1,5 m tall, with terete branches.
Ecology : Woodland, bush and grassland; 915-1220 m alt. Botswana, S. Africa, Namibia.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • DESFONTAINES R. L. (1799). Flora Atlantica, sive Historia Plantarum, quae in Atlante, Agro tunetano et algeriensi crescunt. [vol. 2] Paris. Vol. II, p. 1-180, 1798, p. 181-463, pl. 151-254. [p.12?]
  • BONNET, E. & G. BARRATTE (1896). Catalogue raisonné des plantes vasculaires de la Tunisie. Paris. xlix - 503p. [p.79]
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition. Sommerfeltia 17: [1-295]
  • BOULOS, L. (2000). FLORA OF EGYPT. [vol. 2] Al Harara Publishing. Cairo. [p.109]
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Germplasm Resources Information Network
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Tropicos
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 148773
 
Record n°148773
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