Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Oxalidaceae - Oxalis or sorrel family

Exell, A.W. (1963) Oxalidaceae FZ 2(1)

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs. 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. Ovary superior, 5-locular. Fruit a dehiscent capsule.

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

Zimbabwe: 2 genera and 7 taxa.

Oxalis obliquifolia

More sample images from the Oxalidaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Oxalis corniculata

Oxalis corniculata

Oxalis corniculata

Oxalis corniculata

Oxalis obliquifolia

Oxalis obliquifolia

Biophytum umbraculum

Biophytum umbraculum

Biophytum umbraculum

Biophytum umbraculum

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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 Zimbabwe: cultivated Oxalidaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Oxalidaceae | cultivated Oxalidaceae
Flora of Zambia: Oxalidaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Oxalidaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Oxalidaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=163, retrieved 28 November 2014

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