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Malvaceae family

Gossypium hirsutum
Linnaeus
, Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 2: 975.  1763.

Kòtòn. Kòtòn wouj. Cotton.
Indigenous quite rare shrub of deciduous seasonal forest and savanna, especially close to the coast.
Anguilla, St. Martin, St. Barthélemy, Barbuda, Antigua, Guadeloupe, La Désirade, Marie Galante, Les Saintes, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados, rest of West Indies, North America, Mesoamerica, South America.

FLA lists Gossypium barbadense Linnaeus and Gossypium hirsutum Linnaeus as present in St. Lucia.  However we have a single taxon here which has been determined to be Gossypium hirsutum.

It was first utilized by the early indigenous people for making hammocks, clothing, boat sails, and ornaments.
Local medicinal uses