Gossypianthus Hook.
  • Icon. Pl. 3: pl. 251. 1840. (6 Jan-6 Feb 1840)
  • Cottonflower [Latin gossypion, cotton, and Greek anthemon, flower, presumably in reference to the villous tepals]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Gossypianthus Hook. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000016077. Accessed on: 27 Feb 2020'

General Information

Herbs, perennial. Stems prostrate [or ascending], much-branched, indument of simple hairs. Leaves opposite, petiolate; blade linear to lanceolate, spatulate, or ovate, margins entire; basal leaves persistent. Inflorescences axillary, sessile, few-flowered glomerules; bracts and bracteoles membranous. Flowers bisexual; tepals 5, distinct, 3-veined; stamens 5; filaments connate basally into tube, ± free from perianth; anthers 2-locular; pseudostaminodes absent; ovule 1; style 1, ca. 0.2 mm; stigmas 2-lobed, capitate. Utricles broadly ovoid, membranous, indehiscent. Seeds 1, brown, lenticular-orbicular.

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCES

    Henrickson, J. 1987. A taxonomic reevaluation of Gossypianthus and Guilleminea (Amaranthaceae). Sida 12: 307-337. Mears, J. A. 1967. Revision of Guilleminea (Brayulinea) including Gossypianthus (Amaranthaceae). Sida 3: 137-152.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Cottonflower [Latin gossypion, cotton, and Greek anthemon, flower, presumably in reference to the villous tepals]

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    Amaranthaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
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    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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