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Oxalis griffithii Edgew. & Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. India 1: 436. 1874; Calder in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 6(8): 327. 1919.


Herbs, perennial, 5 - 15 cm high; rootstock creeping, thick, bearing numerous fibrous roots and densely clothed with persistent bases of leaves. Leaves radical, 3-foliolate; petioles somewhat thickened, 5 - 12 cm long, more or less ridged hairy; stipules ovate-lanceolate, small; leaflets broadly triangular, slightly retuse. Flowers solitary, axillary; pedicels as long as or longer than petioles, stout, hairy; bracteoles two, at above middle of pedicel, linear-oblong, hairy. Sepals narrowly ovate to oblong, ca 4 mm long, pubescent especially along margins. Petals 5, narrowly obovate, ca 1 cm long. Stamens 10, 5 long (ca 5 mm long) and 5 short (ca 3 mm long). Ovary obtusely 5-angled, glabrous; style 5, diverging, equalling long stamens.

Fl. & Fr. May - Sept.

Distrib. India: Himachal Pradesh (Simla), Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur and Sikkim.

China to Japan, Malesia and Taiwan.





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