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Family: Oxalidaceae
Oxalis radicosa

Citation: A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 123 (1847).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Herb with a sometimes woody tap root; stem erect or ascending to 30 cm, branching, densely covered with spreading or retrorse hairs; leaves cauline; petioles 4-7 cm, less hairy than the stem; stipules small, connate to the petiole-base; leaflets 3, obcordate, 4-15 mm long, 5-15 mm rarely to 21 mm broad, with an incision to half its length, usually with rounded lobes, pubescent sometimes glabrous above, pubescent below; peduncles axillary, usually extending above the leaves, with short curved hairs in all directions; pedicels erect, sometimes deflexed after fruiting.

Flowers 2 or 3 in an umbel; sepals oblong, 3-5 mm long, only hairy at the top to densely pubescent; petals yellow, 7-12 mm long.

Capsule cylindrical, 10-20 mm long, densely covered with short retrorse hairs.

image of FSA2_Oxalis_rad.jpg Oxalis radicosa branch.
Image source: fig 387c in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Occurs especially on sandy soils.

S.Aust.: NW, GT, EP, MU, SL.   N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.   Tropical Africa, Madagascar, southern Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: March — Nov.

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Biology: No text

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