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Gossypium tomentosum
(Malvaceae)

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Species description or overview

Gossypium tomentosum information from Native Plants Hawaii
Information about Gossypium tomentosum--including details regarding plant, flower, and leaf characteristics; pests and diseases; growth requirements; and environment--is provided by Native Plants Hawaii.

Gossypium tomentosum information from NTBG
Information about Gossypium tomentosum is available from the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Gossypium tomentosum
Nomenclatural information about Gossypium tomentosum is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Gossypium tomentosum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Gossypium tomentosum--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Gossypium tomentosum information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Gossypium tomentosum, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Gossypium tomentosum
Nomenclatural information about Gossypium tomentosum is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Cultivation & propagation

Gossypium tomentosum (ma'o, Hawaiian cotton) propagation and cultivation (UH/CTAHR)
Propagation and cultivation information about Gossypium tomentosum (ma'o, Hawaiian cotton) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (UH/CTAHR).

Gossypium tomentosum information from Native Plants Hawaii
Information about Gossypium tomentosum--including details regarding plant, flower, and leaf characteristics; pests and diseases; growth requirements; and environment--is provided by Native Plants Hawaii.

How to plant a native Hawaiian garden View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
An instructional handbook on planting a native Hawaiian garden was prepared by Office of Environmental Quality Control to guide the establishment of native gardens in schools throughout Hawaii to stimulate the awareness and appreciation of Hawaii's rare and fragile environmental resources (1992).

Got Erosion? ... Plant!
Native species that can combat soil loss are the topic of this Rick Barboza column (Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features, 12/19/2003).

In the Garden: Coastal plants have evolved for survival
Coastal plants well adapted to landscape use are the topic of this Rick Barboza column (Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features, 10/1/2004).


Images

Images of Gossypium tomentosum (Malvaceae) (mao, Hawaiian cotton)
Links to high-resolution free images of Gossypium tomentosum (Malvaceae) (mao, Hawaiian cotton) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Gossypium tomentosum information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Gossypium tomentosum in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Gossypium tomentosum images from Native Plants Hawaii
Images of Gossypium tomentosum are provided on the Native Plants Hawaii website.

Gossypium tomentosum images by PT
Images of Gossypium tomentosum by Maui photographer Philip Thomas are available online.

Gossypium tomentosum images by Jupiter Nielsen
Images of Gossypium tomentosum are provided online by Maui artist/photographer Jupiter Nielsen.


Distribution

Gossypium tomentosum information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Gossypium tomentosum in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Gossypium tomentosum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Gossypium tomentosum--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


Where to see this species

A nature walk to Kaena Point
Arrigoni, Edward. 1978. A nature walk to Kaena Point. Honolulu: Topgallant Publishing Co., Ltd. ISBN: 0-914916-30-0.

Kahoolawe (Kanaloa): natural areas of Hawaii
Forest and Kim Starr provide information about the island of Kahoolawe as a natural area in Hawaii. Links to additional resources are provided, as well as links to images of plant species found on Kahoolawe.

Kaena Point natural area reserve ecosystem restoration project
The resources of Kaena, and threats to the wildlife, are depicted on this US Fish and Wildlife site.


Books

A nature walk to Kaena Point
Arrigoni, Edward. 1978. A nature walk to Kaena Point. Honolulu: Topgallant Publishing Co., Ltd. ISBN: 0-914916-30-0.


Full-text articles

Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values
Gon III, Samuel M. Ohukaniohia. 2008. Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values, by Joseph F. Rock Consulting Botanist, Board of Agriculture and Forestry Honolulu, Hawaii, 1920; transcribed and annotated by Samuel M. Ohukaniohia Gon III. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 6:405-442.


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