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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 has a life cycle of about 10 years, grows 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. There is a small cotton spore in the centre of the flower.
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Infraspecies

Attributes

Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Structure [1]  Shrub

Emblem of

Northern Territory

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Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
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