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Gossypianthus Hook.

Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Genus Parent: Amaranthaceae Status: Valid

Common Names:

  • COTTON-FLOWER - English, United States of America


Notes: A genus of 2 species, 1 from OK through TX to adjacent Mexico and in Hispanola, and the other restricted to Cuba (Henrickson 1987); it has often been included in Guilleminea . (Latin: gossypion, cotton, and Greek: anthemon, flower, presumably in reference to the densely lanate tepals)