Taxon: Gossypium trilobum (DC.) Skovst.

Genus: Gossypium
Subgenus: Houzingenia
Section: Houzingenia
Subsection: Houzingenia
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Gossypieae
Nomen number: 5293
Place of publication: J. Genet. 31:288. 1935
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Aug-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Nov-2001
Species priority site is: Cotton Collection (COT)
Accessions: 12 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: potential for pest resistance in cotton (fide Field Crops Res 134:120. 2012)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of cotton (based on hybrid formation with Gossypium hirsutum by embryo rescue fide Crop Sci 25:1017. 1985)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of Sea Island cotton (based on failed crosses with Gossypium barbadense fide Crop Sci 25:1017. 1985)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of short-staple cotton (based on failed crosses with Gossypium herbaceum fide Crop Sci 25:1017. 1985)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of tree cotton (based on failed crosses with Gossypium arboreum fide Crop Sci 25:1017. 1985)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Sinaloa
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos


  • 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.
  • Campbell, B. T. et al. 2010. Status of the global cotton germplasm resources Crop Sci. (Madison) 50:1161-1179.
  • Cotton Crop Germplasm Committee Cotton germplasm status report and crop vulnerability status. 2005 (Cotton Status Rep) 19.
  • Fryxell, P. A. 1988. Malvaceae of Mexico Syst. Bot. Monogr. 25:175-177.
  • Fryxell, P. A. 1976. A nomenclator of Gossypium. The botanical names of cotton Techn. Bull. U.S.D.A. 1491:74.
  • Fryxell, P. A. 1992. A revised taxonomic interpretation of Gossypium L. (Malvaceae) (Rheedea) 2:135.
  • Fryxell, P. A. 1979. The natural history of the cotton tribe. 1979 (Nat Hist Cotton) 55-56.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Mirza, M. A. 1979. The present classification of the genus Gossypium [cotton] Pakistan Cottons 23:280.
  • Miyazaki, J. et al. 2012. Novel cotton germplasm with host plant resistance to twospotted spider mite Field Crops Res. 134:114-121.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Skovsted, A. 1935. Some new interspecific hybrids in the genus Gossypium L. J. Genet. 30:447-463.
  • Umbeck, P. F. & J. McD. Stewart 1985. Substitution of cotton cytoplasms from wild diploid species for cotton germplasm improvement Crop Sci. (Madison) 25:1015-1019.
  • Wendel, J. F. et al. 2009. Evolution and natural history of the cotton genus (Genet Genom Cotton) 3-22.


Check other web resources for Gossypium trilobum (DC.) 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.