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Mexican Cotton

Gossypium hirsutum

Description:

Photo take in a jungle path i spot this unfamiliar plant is not very common. medium bush is a soft, fluffy, staple fiber that grows in a form known as a boll around the seeds of the cotton plant.The fiber most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, that is a most widely used natural-fiber in clothing today.

Habitat:

The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, and India. The greatest diversity of wild cotton species is found in Mexico.

Notes:

The fiber is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile. The use of cotton for fabric is known to date to prehistoric times; fragments of cotton fabric dated from 5000 BC have been excavated in Mexico and Pakistan. Although cultivated since antiquity, it was the invention of the cotton gin that so lowered the cost of production that led to its widespread use, and it is the most widely used natural fiber cloth in clothing today. Wikipedia.

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2 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Gracias Harsuame!

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Algodón excelente pureza

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Apr 13, 2012
Submitted on Apr 13, 2012

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