EPPO Global Database

Gossypium arboreum(GOSAR)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: GOSAR
  • Preferred name: Gossypium arboreum
  • Authority: Linnaeus


India, Sri Lanka. The wild species is the parent of cultivated races developed over many centuries in India, southeast Asia, China, Japan, Korea, and also in parts of Africa, including Egypt. In Europe, sporadically cultivated in southern Portugal and Spain 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Gossypium indicum Lamarck

Common names
Name Language
Asiatic cotton English
tree cotton English
asiatische Baumwolle German
cotonnier en arbre French
algodonero arbóreo Spanish
algodonero de Sicilia Spanish
algodoeiro-arbóreo Portuguese
kotton Japanese
wata Japanese
コットン Japanese
ワタ Japanese
хлопчатник древовидный Russian
kapas tula Bengali
shù mián Chinese
树棉 Chinese
목화 Korean
mok hwa Korean