Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: Haw., Misc. Nat. 181 (1803).
Synonymy: Oxalis exilis, Oxalis perennans
Common name: None
Biology: Quite often plants are attacked by fungi. These plants may have swollen ovaries, curved fruits and fungal threads on various parts of the plant. In addition fungal filaments apparently resemble the multi-cellular hairs, characteristic for other species of Oxalis.
Taxonomic notes: This is a very variable species. Some authors define in addition to O. perennans, a species O. exilis Cunn., having the following characteristics: plant and leaflets small, flowers usually solitary; fruits 3-9 mm long. Such specimens are found in S. Aust., but there is a gradual transition from the characteristics of these plants into those of O. perennans. Some of the small fruits are less hairy. There are a few plants in the collection with fruits not or less extending above the leaves and leaflets with a small incision and rounded lobes. In these characteristics they resemble O. corniculata. 3 of them have fruits with only a row of short appressed retrorse hairs on the edges and in the middle of the carpels. 1 is from the SE and the others from the SL region.
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State Herbarium of South Australia