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Gossypium herbaceum nigra

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-09-21

Black Cotton

Black Cotton, Levant Cotton

Gossypium herbaceum nigra

Wandering through Rutgers Gardens I found this beautiful example of Black Cotton. It is a true cotton, and an ancient cultivar, developed in Africa and the Arabian penninsula. It traveled up the Silk Road all the way to China by around 600 c.e. Read below the fold...

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