Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Oxalidales

Oxalidaceae - Oxalis or sorrel family

Exell, A.W. (1963) Oxalidaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs, sometimes shrubs or trees. Stipules present or 0. Leaves alternate or in a cluster, digitate or pinnate. Flowers in cymes, pseudumbels or solitary, bisexual, hypogynous, actinomorphic. Sepals and petals 5. Stamens 10(-15), 2(-3)-seriate. Styles 5, separate. Ovary superior, 5-locular with 2-many ovules.Fruit a dehiscent capsule.

Worldwide: 6 genera and 775 species, tropical and temperate.

Zimbabwe: 2 genera and 7 taxa.

Oxalis obliquifolia

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

Biophytum DC.Description, Image
Oxalis L.Description, Image

Key to Genera

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Other sources of information about Oxalidaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Oxalidaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Oxalidaceae
Flora of Malawi: Oxalidaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Oxalidaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Oxalidaceae
Flora of Zambia: Oxalidaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Oxalidaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Oxalidaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Oxalidaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=163, retrieved 26 November 2015

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