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Gossypium sturtianum (Sturt's desert rose)

Synonyms: Cienfuegosia gossypioides; Gossypium australiense; Gossypium gossypioides; Gossypium sturtii; Gossypium walchottianum; Hibiscus gossypiodes; Sturtia gossypioides

Wikipedia Abstract

Sturt's Desert Rose (Gossypium sturtianum) is a woody shrub, closely related to cultivated cotton, found in most mainland states of Australia and the Northern Territory. It is also known as the Darling River Rose, Cotton Rosebush and Australian Cotton.The plant has a life span of about 10 years, growing from 1–2 m tall and 1–2 m wide. The colour of the petals can range from pale pink to dark purple to maroon. The five petals are arranged in a whorl and have a dark red centre.
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Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Structure [1]  Shrub

Emblem of

Northern Territory



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1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
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