Economic Botany

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 128–131

Content of Gossypol in Plants Belonging to Genera Related to Cotton

  • M. J. Lukefahr
  • Paul A. Fryxell

DOI: 10.1007/BF02897860

Cite this article as:
Lukefahr, M.J. & Fryxell, P.A. Econ Bot (1967) 21: 128. doi:10.1007/BF02897860


Analyses were made of seeds and plant parts of 9 species of Cienfuegosia, 4 species of Thespesia, and 1 species of Kokia for content of gossypol and oil. The seeds of Cienfuegosia were nearly free of gossypol; the other plant parts contained much larger quantities. The desirability of a similar condition in cultivated cottons is discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Lukefahr
    • 1
  • Paul A. Fryxell
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Service, Entomology Research DivisionUnited States Department of AgricultureTexas
  2. 2.Agricultural Research Service, Crops Research DivisionUnited States Department of AgricultureTexas