Gossypium hirsutum L.

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (Mallow Or Hibiscus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GURHAL FAMILY (गुड़हल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MALVACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gossypium hirsutum L.
  • Common name : American Cotton, Bourbon Cotton, Upland Cotton
  • Vernacular name : Paruthi (Tamil); Kapus (Marathi); Karpasii, Paruthi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated; often self-sown
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Pune district, Osmanabad district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Tropical, north and central America
  • World Distribution : Introduced to most tropical countries including India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Gossypium hirsutum. Downloaded on 29 November 2020.

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