Cultivated Species of Cotton
1/2cut or less into 3-5 lobes, not constricted, also over lapping lobes
2/3 cut into 3-5 lobes, sinuses thrown into folds, lobes long and tapering
2/3-4/5 cut into 5-7 lobes long and narrow
½ cut or less 3-7 lobes only slightly constricted at the base.
Triangular, 4-12 long teeth
As long as broad, 10-12 acuminate teeth
Closely investing the bud and flower, entire or with fewer teeth longer than broad.
Bracteoles not investing bud, usually broader than long upper margin serrated.
Light yellow to yellow
Sulphur yellow, deep Yellow
White to yellow, red
Round to moderately tapering 3-5 locular, 4 common smooth to moderately pitted.
Tapering, longer than broad 3-4 usually 3 loculi, deeply pitted and glanded often, rough
Moderate Round to tapering, 3 to 4 loculi, 3 common smooth to deeply pitted, rough
Rounded, smaller, 3 loculi smooth to moderately pitted.
Moderately large, fuzzy to rarely naked, moderate to long fibres, 5-11 seed/locule
5-8 seeds/locule, tuft of fuzz on seeds, seeds often without a coat of a fuzz, lint fibres very long, seeds free
Fuzzy, smaller rarely naked, 6-17 seeds/locule
Medium size to small fuzzy, 11 seeds/locule, short to medium fibres.
Distinguishing morphological features of cultivated species of Gossypium Linn.