Black leaf mottling in the form of gland dots as in the photo is a feature of Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum. These dots also occur on other plant parts. The dots, not visible everywhere, are found on parts of both leaf surfaces.
If size does not matter, some of the leaves in picture have seven lobes. Pointed lobe tips seem to be a feature reserved for the bigger lobes in the centre, like insignia of rank reserved for the dominant... equality is as unimportant to nature as it is impossible in human nature.
It is human culture that wrestles with this in pursuit of adopted values, fiddling with rights and opportunities in opposition to nature. Fortunately mission impossible does not stare the plant world in the face, unless the impact of people upon nature itself does not decrease. Currently all of nature has to suffer as one species pursues its pipedreams.
The leaves are soft-textured here, a faint hairiness visible. Leaf colours, although there is a range, does not differ much between upper and lower surfaces (Pooley, 1998; Onderstall, 1996; Letty, 1962; iSpot; Mannheimer and Curtis, (Eds.), 2009; Leistner, (Ed.), 2000).
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