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Gossypium enthyle Fryxell, Craven & J.M.Stewart

Syst.Bot. 17:98,Fig.7 (1992)
Conservation Code
Priority One
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Ascending to erect, multi-stemmed shrub, to 1 m high. Fl. white/pink, May to Jun. Laterite, sandy soils on sandstone.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 19 September 1996

Scientific Description

Herb or shrub, with hairy stems. Leaves 70-90 mm long, 40-60 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; hairs and scales absent (leaves quite glabrous); stipules present and persistent to older leaves or present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 7 mm long, the lobes free, glabrous, Sessile glands absent. Calyx green, 10 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, Sessile glands absent, scales absent, Terminal appendages absent, number of ribs absent. Corolla white or pink, 30 mm long, glabrous. Indumentum (outside) Sessile glands present. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous, wing absent. Flowering time May or June. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion North Kimberley. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 11 August 2023


IBRA Regions
Northern Kimberley.
IBRA Subregions
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Wyndham-East Kimberley.