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 actinomorphic, solitary or subtended by bracts in pseudumbels or cymes. Petals contorted, unguiculate. Stamens 10 in 2 rows. Capsule loculicidally dehiscent.

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

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Oxalis latifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
anthelmintica A. Rich.EDescription
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 Botswana: Oxalis
Flora of Caprivi: Oxalis
Flora of Malawi: Oxalis
Flora of Mozambique: Oxalis
Flora of Zambia: Oxalis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Oxalis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oxalis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Oxalis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oxalis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Oxalis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Oxalis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oxalis
JSTOR Plant Science: Oxalis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oxalis
Plants of the World Online: Oxalis
Tropicos: Oxalis
Wikipedia: Oxalis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Oxalis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=789, retrieved 8 December 2023

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