Plant Genera


Family Code: MALVAC
Genus Code: GOSSY
Genus CN: cotton
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 40-50 species, herbs, shrubs, and trees, of warm temperate to tropical areas.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: Agricultural cotton is now a complex set of cultivars, some involving cross-breeding between the two species treated below, and some plants may not be readily identifiable to species.
Genus References: Fryxell & Hill in FNA (2015); Fryxell (1969, 1979)=Z; Bayer & Kubitzki in Kubitzki & Bayer (2003).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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