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Taxon: Gossypium aridum (Rose & Standl.) Skovst.

Genus: Gossypium
Subgenus: Houzingenia
Section: Erioxylum
Subsection: Erioxylum
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Gossypieae
Nomen number: 17901
Place of publication: J. Genet. 28:422. 1934
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-Aug-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 35 (32 active, 7 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Sinaloa]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, México, Michoacán de Ocampo, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]


  1. Álvarez, I. & J. F. Wendel. 2006. Cryptic interspecific introgression and genetic differentiation within Gossypium aridum (Malvaceae) and its relatives. Evolution 60:505-517. Note: this study showed geographical partioning for Gossypium aridum; it confirmed that populations in the northwestern range of this species have nuclear introgression from members of the genetically distant G. davidsonii and G. klotzschianum of subsection Integrifolia
  2. Álvarez, I. et al. 2005. Phylogeny of the New World diploid cottons (Gossypium L., Malvaceae) based on sequences of three low-copy nuclear genes. Pl. Syst. Evol. 252:199-214.
  3. Beasley, J. O. 1942. Meiotic chromosome behavior in species, species hybrids, haploids, and induced polyploids of Gossypium. Genetics 27:25-54.
  4. Feng, C. et al. 2011. Distribution and molecular diversity of arborescent Gossypium species. Botany 89:615-624.
  5. Fryxell, P. A. 1976. A nomenclator of Gossypium. The botanical names of cotton. Techn. Bull. U.S.D.A. 1491:19.
  6. Fryxell, P. A. 1979. The natural history of the cotton tribe 58-59.
  7. Fryxell, P. A. 1992. A revised taxonomic interpretation of Gossypium L. (Malvaceae). Rheedea 2:141.
  8. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  9. Phillips, L. L. 1962. Segregation in new allopolyploids of Gossypium. IV. Segregation in New World × Asiatic and New World × wild American hexaploids. Amer. J. Bot. 49:51-57.
  10. Phillips, L. L. 1964. Segregation in new allopolyploids of Gossypium. V. Multivalent formation in New World × Asiatic and New World × wild American hexaploids. Amer. J. Bot. 51:324-329.
  11. Ulloa, M. et al. 2013. Genetic diversity and population structure of cotton (Gossypium spp.) of the New World assessed by SSR markers. Botany 91:251-259.
  12. Wendel, J. F. & V. A. Albert. 1992. Phylogenetics of the cotton genus (Gossypium): character state weighted parsimony analysis of chloroplast-DNA restriction site data and its systematic and biogeographic implications. Syst. Bot. 17:115-143. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
  13. Wendel, J. F. et al. 2009. Evolution and natural history of the cotton genus. Genetics and genomics of cotton 3-22.

Check other web resources for Gossypium aridum (Rose & Standl.) Skovst. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=17901. Accessed 15 December 2019.