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Gossypium arboreum var. obtusifolium (Roxb.) Roberty


Description from Flora of China

Gossypium obtusifolium Roxburgh, Fl. Ind., ed. 1832, 3: 183. 1832; G. anomalum Watt (1926), not Wawra & Peyritsch (1860); G. arboreum var. nangking (Meyen) Roberty; G. arboreum var. paradoxum Prokhanov; G. herbaceum Linnaeus var. obtusifolium (Roxburgh) Masters; G. indicum Lamarck; G. nangking Meyen; G. wattianum S. Y. Hu.

Leaf blade lobes oblong, ovate, or obovate. Epicalyx lobes ovate-cordate, 1.5-2 cm. Capsule ca. 2.5 cm.

In some literature, this taxon is treated as a synonym of Gossypium arboreum s.s.

Cultivated. Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan [origin in India and Sri Lanka].


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