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Gossypium hirsutum (upland cotton)

Synonyms: Gossypium asiaticum; Gossypium barbadense var. hirsutum; Gossypium barbadense var. marie-galante; Gossypium birkinshawii; Gossypium caespitosum; Gossypium convexum; Gossypium divaricatum; Gossypium ekmanianum; Gossypium elatum; Gossypium fruticulosum; Gossypium fuscum; Gossypium glabrum; Gossypium harrisii; Gossypium herbaceum var. hirsutum; Gossypium herbaceum var. religiosum; Gossypium hirsutum f. atrocoloratum; Gossypium hirsutum f. cavelsenii; Gossypium hirsutum f. jamaicense; Gossypium hirsutum f. mexicanum; Gossypium hirsutum f. palmeri; Gossypium hirsutum f. punctatum; Gossypium hirsutum f. schottii; Gossypium hirsutum subsp. caespitosum; Gossypium hirsutum subsp. latifolium; Gossypium hirsutum subsp. mexicanum; Gossypium hirsutum subsp. punctatum; Gossypium hirsutum var. marie-galante; Gossypium hirsutum var. mexicanum; Gossypium hirsutum var. micranthum; Gossypium hirsutum var. nervosum; Gossypium hirsutum var. paniculatum; Gossypium hirsutum var. punctatum; Gossypium hirsutum var. religiosum; Gossypium hirsutum var. schottii; Gossypium hirsutum var. taitense; Gossypium hirsutum var. volubile; Gossypium hopi; Gossypium jamaicense; Gossypium jamaicense f. fruticulosum; Gossypium jamaicense f. janiphifolium; Gossypium javanicum; Gossypium latifolium; Gossypium latifolium subsp. paniculatum; Gossypium latifolium subsp. prostratum; Gossypium latifolium var. paniculatum; Gossypium latifolium var. prostratum; Gossypium marie-galante; Gossypium mexicanum; Gossypium micranthum; Gossypium nervosum; Gossypium nicaraguense; Gossypium nigrum; Gossypium nigrum var. punctatum; Gossypium oligospermum; Gossypium pallens; Gossypium palmeri; Gossypium paniculatum; Gossypium prostratum; Gossypium punctatum; Gossypium punctatum var. jamaicense; Gossypium punctatum var. prostratum; Gossypium purpurascens; Gossypium purpurascens var. punctatum; Gossypium purpurascens var. religiosoides; Gossypium purpurascens var. taitense; Gossypium religiosum; Gossypium schottii; Gossypium sericatum; Gossypium siamense; Gossypium taitense; Gossypium tricuspidatum var. jamaicense; Gossypium tricuspidatum var. oligospermum; Gossypium volubile; Hibiscus deciduus; Hibiscus fruticulosus; Hibiscus oligospermus; Hibiscus racemosus; Hibiscus religiosus; Neogossypium barbadense; Xylon religiosum

Wikipedia Abstract

Gossypium hirsutum, also known as upland cotton or Mexican cotton, is the most widely planted species of cotton in the United States, constituting some 95% of all cotton production there. It is native to Mexico, the West Indies, northern South America, Central America and possibly tropical Florida.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Lifespan [2]  Annual/Perennial
Structure [3]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Kakadu National Park II 4744348 Northern Territory, Australia
Mburucuyá National Park II   Corrientes, Argentina  
Palo Verde National Park II 46190 Costa Rica  
Parco Del Somma-Vesuvio e Miglio D'Oro National Park II 33648 Italy


Agrotis ipsilon (black cutworm)[4]
Amorbia phaseolana[5]
Anomis flava (Cotton looper)[4]
Anomis illita[5]
Anomis impasta[5]
Anthonomus grandis (boll weevil)[4]
Apocheima cinerarius[4]
Crypticerya rodriguesi[6]
Cryptophlebia leucotreta[4]
Diparopsis watersi[4]
Earias biplaga[4]
Earias insulana (Egyptian Stemborer)[4]
Ephestiodes gilvescentella (Dusky Raisin Moth)[5]
Eutetranychus banksi[4]
Eutetranychus orientalis[4]
Euzophera semifuneralis[5]
Ferrisia malvastra (grey mealybug)[6]
Ferrisia virgata (grey mealybug)[6]
Helicoverpa armigera (cotton bollworm)[4]
Helicoverpa zea (bollworm)[4]
Moodna ostrinella[5]
Neogalea sunia (lantana stick caterpillar)[5]
Neomargarodes chondrillae[6]
Nipaecoccus viridis (karoo thorn mealybug)[6]
Ostrinia nubilalis (European corn borer)[4]
Paralipsa gularis (Stored nut moth)[5]
Pectinophora gossypiella (Pink bollworm)[4]
Phenacoccus gossypiphilus <Unverified Name>[6]
Phenacoccus solenopsis (solenopsis mealybug)[6]
Philephedra tuberculosa[6]
Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale)[6]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[6]
Platynota rostrana[5]
Rastrococcus iceryoides[6]
Rhizoecus macgregori[6]
Saissetia miranda (mexican black scale)[6]
Saissetia privigna[6]
Spodoptera latifascia (Lateral Lined Armyworm)[5]
Spodoptera littoralis (African Cotton Leafworm)[4]
Spodoptera ornithogalli (yellowstripe armyworm)[4]
Tetranychus urticae (red spider mite)[4]
Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper)[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Kew Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


Caribbean; North America; Oceania;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
7Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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