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Hawai`i Cotton (Gossypium tomentosum)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 152685
  • Lifeform: Shrub
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

ornamental shrub

Where is Hawai`i Cotton (Gossypium tomentosum) located in the wild?


dry coastal areas on all the major Hawaiian islands except the Big Island



States & Provinces:

Hawai`i Cotton can be found in Hawaii

Which CPC Partners conserve Hawai`i Cotton (Gossypium tomentosum)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

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Taxon Gossypium tomentosum
Authority Nutt. ex Seem.
Family Malvaceae
CPC Number 2044
ITIS 502820
Duration Perennial
Common Names mao | Hawaiian cotton | Hawai'i cotton | Hawai'ian cotton
Associated Scientific Names Gossypium tomentosum | Gossypium hirsutum | Gossypium sandvicense
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S2
Ecological Relationships

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Butterflies & Moths
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