3936.000 Oxalis L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, mostly bulbous. Leaves radical or cauline, alternate or in a cluster, digitately 3-foliolate (in ours). Flowers solitary or subtended by bracts in pseudumbels or cymes.

Worldwide: 700 species, cosmopolitan but concentrated in S America and the Cape

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Oxalis latifolia

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
anthelmintica A. Rich.E
corniculata L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
latifolia KunthN,W,C,EDescription, Image
obliquifolia Steud. ex A.Rich.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
semiloba Sond. subsp. semiloba N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Key to Species

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Other sources of information about Oxalis:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Oxalis
Flora of Mozambique: Oxalis
Flora of Zambia: Oxalis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Oxalis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Oxalis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Oxalis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oxalis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oxalis

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: Genus page: Oxalis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=789, retrieved 2 September 2014

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