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Gossypium hirsutum
Algodón del país, Algodón silvestre / Native cotton, Wild cotton


Gossypium hirsutum
Copyright by: Jennifer Possley, 2016
In habitat, Boca Grande Key, Monroe County, Florida Enlarge

Família/Family: Malvaceae

Grupo/Group: Dicotiledónea/Dicotyledon.

Forma de vida/Life form: Arbusto/Shrub

Forma de vida 2 / Life form 2: T

Duración de vida/Lifespan: Perenne/Perennial.

Sustrato/Substrate: Terrestre/Terrestrial.

Distribución nativa/Native range: Indias Occidentales (Antillas Menores, Antillas Mayores, Bahamas), Florida peninsular, México, Centroamérica y Sudamérica; introducida en el Viejo Mundo. / The West Indies (Lesser Antilles, Greater Antilles, Bahamas), peninsular Florida, Mexico, Central America and South America; introduced to the Old World.

Mapa de ubicaciones / Map of locations

Notas/Notes: Although cited as spontaneous or persistent following cultivation by Britton & Wilson (1924 [V(4):566-568]) and exotic in Puerto Rico (and the West Indies in general) by Acevedo-Rodríguez & Strong (2012, 2016), most authorities would agree that both native and introduced plants are present on the island of Puerto Rico. Gossypium hirsutum var. marie-galante, now a synonym of this species, is the variety which is native to the Greater Antilles, southern Central America (Panama) and South America including Trinidad (Austin 2003); it is most common in the dry eastern and southern regions of the island of Puerto Rico (Liogier 1994). Other entities (e.g., varieties hirsutum, lanceolatum, punctatum) are native elsewhere. See Liogier (1994 [III:132-135]) for descriptions and a key to the principal historic varieties reported for Puerto Rico.


ESTATUS EN LA ISLA DE PUERTO RICO/STATUS ON THE ISLAND OF PUERTO RICO
Presencia/Occurence: Presente/Present.

Origen/Origin: Nativo/Native.

TAXONOMÍA/TAXONOMY
Nombre científico con autores/Scientific name with authors: Gossypium hirsutum L.

Sinónimos/Synonyms: Gossypium hirsutum L. var. marie-galante (Watt.) J.B. Hutchinson, Gossypium hirsutum L. var. punctatum (Schumach.) J.B. Hutchinson, Gossypium janiphifolium Bello, Gossypium lanceolatum Tod. (see Brubaker & Wendel 1993), Gossypium purpurascens Poir.
Tenemos datos para Gossypium hirsutum en las siguientes 4 áreas de conservación:
We have data for Gossypium hirsutum for the following 4 conservation areas:
Presencia/Occurence: Origen/Origin:
Bahía de Jobos, Reserva Nacional de Investigación Estuarina/Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Guánica, Bosque Estatal/State Forest Present Native
Piñones, Bosque Estatal/State Forest Present Native
Punta Guaniquilla, Reserva Natural/Natural Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized


Elevaciones/Elevations:
Elevaciones Bajas: < 500 m / Low Elevations: < 500 m


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Gossypium hirsutum
Copyright by: Jennifer Possley, 2016
In habitat, Boca Grande Key, Monroe County, Florida Enlarge
Gossypium hirsutum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Gossypium hirsutum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Gossypium hirsutum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Gossypium hirsutum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Gossypium hirsutum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Gossypium hirsutum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Gossypium hirsutum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton