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*Gossypium barbadense Linnaeus. Sea-island Cotton, Egyptian Cotton, Pima Cotton, Extra-long-staple Cotton. Hab: Historically cultivated, presumably no longer present in our area. Dist: Native of South America, Central America, and the West Indies.

Origin/Endemic status: South America

Other Comments: Probably first domesticated about 5000-5500 years b.p. in coastal Peru and Ecuador. For a book length account of Sea Island cotton, see Porcher & Fick (2005).

Synonymy: = K1, K3, K4, S, Fryxell (1969), Fryxell (1979), Fryxell (1992); = n/a – FNA6, RAB; > Gossypium barbadense L. var. barbadense – WI

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