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Oxalis acetosella L., Sp. Pl. 433. 1753; Edgew. & Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 436. 1874; Calder in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 6(8): 325 - 341. 1919.


Herbs, acaulescent; rhizomes monopodial. Leaves ternate; petioles 5 - 15 cm long, pubescent; stipules large, broad; leaflets broadly obcordate, 1 - 3 x 1 - 4 cm, appressedly hairy along margins and beneath. Peduncles axillary, slender, 6 - 18 cm long. Flowers 15 - 1.75 cm across, white. Sepals oblong, rounded to emarginate, ca 16 x 6 mm. Petals spathulate-oblong, ca 16 x 6 mm. Stamens 10, alternately short and long. Ovary 2 - 3 x ca 1.5 mm, glabrous; ovules 1 - 5 per locules Capsules ovoid, ca 6 x 5 mm, longitudinally ribbed.

Fl. & Fr. May - Sept.

Distrib. India: Himalayas, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim and Tamil Nadu.

China, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines and Malesia.





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