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Gossypium hirsutum Linnaeus. Upland Cotton, Short-staple Cotton. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Coastal hammocks, rockland hammock edges, coastal rock barrens (in FL peninsula), disturbed areas, a frequently cultivated crop, especially in sandy soils of the Coastal Plain, rarely adventive or a waif where grown. Dist: Native of Central America, South America, the West Indies, and s. FL.

Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics

Syn: = Ar, C, Fl4, FNA6, G, Il, K4, NcTx, NY, Tx, WH3, Fryxell (1969), Fryxell (1992); = Gossypium herbaceum L. – F, misapplied; = n/a – Pa, RAB; > Gossypium herbaceum L. – S; > Gossypium hirsutum L. – S, misapplied; > Gossypium hirsutum L. var. hirsutum – K1, K3, NE

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