African Plant Database

Gossypium herbaceum L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 693 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Gossypium
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 Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Atlant. 2: 12? (1798). 
  • Bonnet, E. & Barratte, J. F.G. (1896). Exploration Scientifique de la Tunisie. Catalogue Raisonne des Plantes Vasculaires de la Tunisie.   
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 109 (2000).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:281 (2012)
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 148773
Record n°148773
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