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Gossypium barbadense (Creole cotton)

Synonyms: Gossypium acuminatum; Gossypium arboreum; Gossypium arboreum f. vaupelii; Gossypium arboreum subsp. perenne; Gossypium auritum; Gossypium barbadense f. maritimum; Gossypium barbadense f. suffruticosum; Gossypium barbadense f. vitifolium; Gossypium barbadense subsp. vitifolium; Gossypium barbadense var. brasiliense; Gossypium barbadense var. braziliense; Gossypium barbadense var. integrum; Gossypium barbadense var. maritimum; Gossypium barbadense var. pedatum; Gossypium barbadense var. peruvianum; Gossypium brasiliense; Gossypium calycotum; Gossypium frutescens; Gossypium frutescens var. maritimum; Gossypium guyanense; Gossypium guyanense var. braziliense; Gossypium jumelianum; Gossypium lapideum; Gossypium lapideum subsp. acuminatum; Gossypium lapideum subsp. brasiliense; Gossypium maritimum; Gossypium maritimum var. jumelianum; Gossypium multiglandulosum; Gossypium pedatum; Gossypium perenne; Gossypium peruvianum; Gossypium quinacre; Gossypium racemosum; Gossypium rohrianum; Gossypium suffruticosum; Gossypium vaupelii; Gossypium vitifolium; Hibiscus barbadensis; Hibiscus barbadensis var. latifolius

Wikipedia Abstract

Gossypium barbadense, also known as extra-long staple (ELS) cotton, is a species of cotton plant that has been cultivated to have extra-long staple fibers that are associated with high quality products. It is known by many common names, such as Egyptian cotton, Sea Island cotton, Creole cotton, or pima cotton. It is a tropical, frost-sensitive perennial plant that produces yellow flowers and has black seeds. It grows as a small, bushy tree and yields cotton with unusually long, silky fibers. To grow, it requires full sun and high humidity and rainfall. This plant contains the chemical gossypol, which reduces its susceptibility to insect and fungal damage.
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Lifespan [1]  Annual/Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Gombe National Park II 8799 Tanzania
Palo Verde National Park II 46190 Costa Rica  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      


Adoxophyes fasciculana[3]
Agrotis subterranea (granulate cutworm)[3]
Anomis impasta[3]
Anomis luridula[3]
Anomis vulpina[3]
Citheronia regalis (Regal moth/hickory horned devil)[3]
Earias insulana (Egyptian Stemborer)[3]
Elaphria agrotina[3]
Neogalea sunia (lantana stick caterpillar)[3]
Pectinophora gossypiella (Pink bollworm)[3]
Phenacoccus similis[4]
Phyllonorycter triarcha[3]
Pinnaspis buxi (bamboo mussel-scale)[4]
Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale)[4]
Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (mulberry scale)[4]
Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (banana mealybug)[4]
Pyroderces ptilodelta[3]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[4]
Spodoptera dolichos[3]
Spodoptera latifascia (Lateral Lined Armyworm)[3]
Spodoptera pulchella[3]


Pollinated by 
Phoebis sennae (Cloudless giant sulpher)[5]


Caribbean; Oceania;



Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5Flower-visiting insects of the Galapagos Islands, McCullen, C. K. 1993. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 69:95-106
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