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

Botswana: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
corniculata L.SEDescription, Image
depressa Eckl. & Zeyh.
obliquifolia Steud. ex A.Rich.Description, Image
purpurascens Salter
semiloba Sond. subsp. semiloba SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Oxalis:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Oxalis
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Oxalis
Flora of Malawi: Oxalis
Flora of Mozambique: Oxalis
Flora of Zambia: Oxalis
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Oxalis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=789, retrieved 12 April 2024

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