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Gossypium thurberi Tod.
Family Malvaceae
Gossypium thurberi Tod. APNI*

Description: Erect perennial to 3 m high, ± glabrous.

Leaves with lamina 5–10 cm long, deeply divided into 3–7 narrow lobes or sometimes the lobes suppressed on upper leaves; petiole 5–6 cm long; stipules linear, 5–7 mm long, falling early.

Flowers solitary or few together; peduncle 5–6 cm long. Epicalyx segments c. 10 mm long, free, entire, acute. Petals 1.5–3.0 cm long, cream.

Capsule ovoid, 10–15 mm long, 3- or 4-locular; seeds glabrous or with very few, fine, short hairs.


Distribution and occurrence: Native of U.S.A., occasionally naturalized.
NSW subdivisions: *NWP
AVH map***

Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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