Taxon: Gossypium klotzschianum Andersson

Genus: Gossypium
Subgenus: Houzingenia
Section: Houzingenia
Subsection: Integrifolia
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Gossypieae
Nomen number: 17923
Place of publication: Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Handl. 1853:228. 1855
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-Aug-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Nov-2001
Species priority site is: Cotton Collection (COT)
Accessions: 61 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of cotton (based on crossing barriers with AD-genome species fide Amer J Bot 49:51. 1962)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of Sea Island cotton (based on crossing barriers with AD-genome species fide Amer J Bot 49:51. 1962)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of short-staple cotton (based on affinities to A-genome Gossypium herbaceum fide Syst Bot 17:135. 1992)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of tree cotton (based on affinities to A-genome Gossypium arboreum fide Syst Bot 17:135. 1992)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador [Galapagos Islands (found in Floreana, Isabela, Marchena, San Cristóbal & Santa Cruz islands)]


  1. 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.
  2. Campbell, B. T. et al. 2010. Status of the global cotton germplasm resources Crop Sci. (Madison) 50:1161-1179.
  3. Cotton Crop Germplasm Committee Cotton germplasm status report and crop vulnerability status. 2005 (Cotton Status Rep) 19.
  4. Fryxell, P. A. 1976. A nomenclator of Gossypium. The botanical names of cotton Techn. Bull. U.S.D.A. 1491:43-44.
  5. Fryxell, P. A. 1992. A revised taxonomic interpretation of Gossypium L. (Malvaceae) (Rheedea) 2:138.
  6. Fryxell, P. A. 1979. The natural history of the cotton tribe. 1979 (Nat Hist Cotton) 56.
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  8. Mirza, M. A. 1979. The present classification of the genus Gossypium [cotton] Pakistan Cottons 23:280.
  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. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  11. Sun, Y. et al. 2004. Production and characterization of somatic hybrids between upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) and wild cotton (G. klotzschianum Anderss) via electrofusion Theor. Appl. Genet. 109:472-479.
  12. Wendel, J. F. & A. E. Percival 1990. Molecular divergence in the Galapagos Islands-Baja California species pair, Gossypium klotzschianum and G. davidsonii (Malvaceae) Pl. Syst. Evol. 171:99-115.
  13. 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.
  14. Wendel, J. F. et al. 2009. Evolution and natural history of the cotton genus (Genet Genom Cotton) 3-22.
  15. Wiggins, I. L. & D. M. Porter Flora of the Galapagos islands. (F Galap)

Check other web resources for Gossypium klotzschianum Andersson :

  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 24 June 2018.