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Plant Species of the genus Gossypium

Information about this genus
Name: Gossypium
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Gossypium species prefer a rich moist soil in a protected but sunny position. Propagation is from seed sown in spring and, in some species, from cuttings.
Description: Widely distributed across warm-temperate and tropical regions, this genus consists of 39 annual or woody perennial herbs, evergreen shrubs and small trees with alternate, palmately lobed leaves. The fruit is a capsule or ?boll?, splitting to release seed which is embedded in fine, dense white fibers of cotton. It is these fibers, mainly from the commercially cultivated annual Gossypium herbaceum, that are used in the production of cotton for the textile industry.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Gossypium arboreum 10?12
Gossypium australe 10?12
Gossypium barbadense 10?12
hirsutum upland cotton

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