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Gossypium arboreum Willd.

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Description

Watercolour illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. ROX1494. In his 'Flora Indica' Roxburgh describes this species as a shrub with thin branches, which does not appear to be cultivated for its wool. The illustration is wrongly inscribed 1496 'Gossypium rubicundum Roxb.' Roxburgh, 'Flora Indica' (1832) v.3, p.183.

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Location

South Asia

Medium