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Taxon: Gossypium laxum L. Ll. Phillips

Genus: Gossypium
Subgenus: Houzingenia
Section: Erioxylum
Subsection: Erioxylum
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Gossypieae
Nomen number: 310816
Place of publication: Madroño 21:265. 1972
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-Aug-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 9 (7 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Guerrero (Rio Balsas basin & Cañón Zopilote)]


  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. Note: it cited Gossypium laxum as a D-genome species and part of the secondary gene pool of cotton
  3. Cotton Crop Germplasm Committee. 2005. Cotton germplasm status report and crop vulnerability status 19.
  4. Feng, C. et al. 2011. Distribution and molecular diversity of arborescent Gossypium species. Botany 89:615-624.
  5. Fryxell, P. A. 1979. The natural history of the cotton tribe 58.
  6. Fryxell, P. A. 1992. A revised taxonomic interpretation of Gossypium L. (Malvaceae). Rheedea 2:144.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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 laxum L. Ll. Phillips :

  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=310816. Accessed 26 January 2020.