Gossypium herbaceum L.
subsp. africanum (Watt) Vollesen
var. africanum (Watt) Hutch & Ghose

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Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 259. As Gossypium herbaceum africanum

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 429 - 430. As Gossypium herbaceum africanum (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 280. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 198. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 60.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 69, plate 96

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 83.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 218.


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Flora of Botswana: Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum var. africanum
Flora of Caprivi: Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum var. africanum
Flora of Mozambique: Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum var. africanum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gossypium herbaceum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Gossypium herbaceum
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gossypium herbaceum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gossypium herbaceum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gossypium herbaceum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Gossypium herbaceum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gossypium herbaceum
Ispot Southern Africa: Gossypium herbaceum
JSTOR Plant Science: Gossypium herbaceum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gossypium herbaceum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gossypium herbaceum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Gossypium herbaceum
Tropicos: Gossypium herbaceum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum var. africanum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139750, retrieved 19 February 2018

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