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Gossypium religiosum, Willd. (Nankeen or brown cotton)

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Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. In his 'Flora indica' Roxburgh describes this species as a perennial allied to 'G. hirsutum Willd.'. Roxburgh writes: 'This species has been introduced into Bengal under the name Nankeen cotton, but does not thrive so well as to make it profitable; the colour of the wool tawny, and very different from the colour of the cotton cloth commonly called Nankeen, which is no doubt dyed. This can scarcely be more than a variety of hirsutum.' Inscribed in ink is 'Gossypium fuscum R.'. Drawing is also inscribed by Sir George Watt (1851-1930) in the lower left corner, ' = G. hirsutum Linn. Sp. Pl. forma religiosa Roxb.

Copyright © RBG KEW

Media ID 654417

Date: 3rd December 2007

Author: Unknown

Filename: ROX00000169.jpg

Image Size: 3552 x 4752 Pixels

Filesize is 8.83MB

Version 2 is 4.65MB

Associated Categories: Botanical Art

Associated Categories: Botanic

Associated Categories: William Roxburgh

Keywords:  19th century  botanical art  east india company  economic botany  india  malvaceae  william roxburgh collection