EPPO Global Database

Gossypium herbaceum(GOSHE)

Code created in: 2002-02-11

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: GOSHE
  • Preferred name: Gossypium herbaceum
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Western Asia (Iran, Afghanistan), Angola, Namibia to Mozambique. The wild species is the parent of cultivated races developed over many centuries in southern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Indochina (Cambodia, Vietnam), China, Africa (Mauretania to Somalia), Caribbean (Cuba, Hispaniola)

Common names
Name Language
Asiatic cotton English
Levant cotton English
short-staple cotton English
Topfbaumwolle German
coton à courte soie French
algodón Spanish
algodonero Spanish
algodonero herbáceo Spanish
cotone asiatico Italian
Aziatische katoen Dutch
algodoeiro Portuguese
algodoeiro-asiático Portuguese
algodoeiro-do-levante Portuguese
indisk bomull Swedish
хлопчатник африкано-азиатский Russian
хлопчатник травянистый Russian
pamuk Turkish
liñabera Basque
cotoner Catalan
cǎo mián Chinese
草棉 Chinese
pamuk  Croatian