Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Cotton Gossypium hirsutum

Photo: Carel de Haseth

Classification

Malvaceae [family]
Gossypium [genus] (1)
hirsutum [species]

Classification

Malvaceae [family]
Gossypium [genus] (1)
hirsutum [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Bonaire
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Saba
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Distribution description Native to southern America and northern America.
    Notes on presence status Previously reported as Gossypium barbadense L. by various authors. Cultivated in the West Indies. According to Van der Burg (et al., 2012) introduced in the ABC islands.

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