Family:
Bixaceae Kunth

Cochlospermum Kunth

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics to S. U.S.A.

[FTEA]

Cochlospermaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

Morphology General Habit
Trees, shrubs or rhizomatous herbs or subshrubs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals unequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments slender, equal or ± unequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obovoid or ellipsoid, 3–5-valved, ± hairy or glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds cochleate-reniform, covered with long woolly hairs; embryo curved.

Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, Netherlands Antilles, New Guinea, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Territory, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Queensland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Suriname, Texas, Togo, Uganda, Venezuela, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Bahamas, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Jawa, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Puerto Rico, Society Is., Sri Lanka, Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is.

Cochlospermum Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1992 Brooks, R.R. [TMEX 438], Brazil K000973156
Heringer, E.P. [7312], Brazil K000973152
Brooks, R.R. [TMEX 479], Brazil K000973155
Coradin, L. [6581], Brazil K000973154
Coradin, L. [5729], Brazil K000973153

First published in Malvac., Büttner., Tiliac.: 6 (1822)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 112.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • G.F.P. 2: 233 (1967)
  • Keating in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 59: 282–296 (1973), nom. conserv.
  • Malv.: 6 (1822)
  • van Steenis in Flora Malesiana, ser. 1, 4: 61 (1949)

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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