Gossypieae is a tribe of the flowering plant subfamily Malvoideae. It includes the cotton (Gossypium) and related plants. It is distinguished from the Hibisceae on the basis of embryo structure and its apparently unique possession of glands able to synthesize the pigment gossypol.[1]

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Mexican Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Gossypieae

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The following genera are recognised.[2][3] The Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) differs in additionally including the genus Alyogyne and excluding the genus Thepparatia.[4]


  1. ^ "Malvaceae Taxonomy: Tribe Gossypieae". Retrieved 2011-01-23.
  2. ^ Hinsley, Stewart R. (2007). "Classification: Gossypieae". Malvaceae Info.
  3. ^ Hinsley, Stewart R. "The Thepparatia Page". Malvaceae Info. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
  4. ^ "Genera of Malvaceae tribe Gossypieae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2017-04-24.