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Genus: Gossypium L.

Family: Malvaceae subfamily Malvoideae tribe Gossypieae
Common name: cotton
Genus number: 5113
Last updated: 12-Mar-2007
Comment: all 51 accepted species are in GRIN.

Complete List of Accepted Species Records.

References for genus:

  • Cronn, R. C. et al. 2002. Rapid diversification of the cotton genus (Gossypium: Malvaceae) revealed by analysis of sixteen nuclear and chloroplast genes. Amer. J. Bot. 89:707–725.
  • Fryxell, P. A. 1992. A revised taxonomic interpretation of Gossypium L. (Malvaceae). Rheedea 2:108–165.
  • Fryxell, P. A. 1997. The American genera of Malvaceae--II. Brittonia 49:232.
  • Percival, A. E. et al. 1999. Taxonomy and germplasm resources. Pp. 33–63 in: Smith, W. C., ed., Cotton: origin, history, technology, and production. (Cotton)
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~) for genus:

Check other nomenclature databases for Gossypium:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera

Subdivisions of genus Gossypium:

Subgenus Section Subsection Series Subseries
Gossypium Gossypium
Gossypium Gossypium Anomala
Gossypium Gossypium Gossypium
Gossypium Gossypium Longiloba
Gossypium Gossypium Pseudopambak
Gossypium Serrata
Houzingenia Erioxylum
Houzingenia Erioxylum Austroamericana
Houzingenia Erioxylum Erioxylum
Houzingenia Erioxylum Selera
Houzingenia Houzingenia
Houzingenia Houzingenia Caducibracteolata
Houzingenia Houzingenia Houzingenia
Houzingenia Houzingenia Integrifolia
Sturtia Grandicalyx
Sturtia Hibiscoidea
Sturtia Sturtia



Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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