Malvaceae Week: Gossypium arboreum from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 6, 2011, 9:43:12 PM9/6/11
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Gossypium arboreum Linn., Sp. Pl. 693. 1753

Local names: kapas, rui, tula

Shrubby plant up to 2 m tall with purple branches; leaves 5-7 parted with linear to lanceolate lobes; flowers purple or yellow with purple centre; epicalyx segments large, ovate, subentire or toothed; capsule up to 2.5 cm across, ovoid or oblong.

Common old world species.

Photographed from Delhi University Botanical Garden in August, 2009


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
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Balkar Arya

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Sep 7, 2011, 3:14:58 AM9/7/11
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Now i could understand the diff between Arboreum and hirsutam
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
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