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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 Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 148773
 
Record n°148773
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