Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Oxalis
Family: Oxalidaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
psilopoda
NOTES

A perennial geophyte 1-13 cm tall which is stemless with the leaves almost flat on the ground. The trifoliolate leaves have leaflets which are densely silky beneath.


AUTHORITY
Turcz.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Generally white in our area but there is also a pale pink form. Flowers have a yellow tube and an articulated peduncle which is hairy
Colour: White
Notes: A pale pink form is sometimes found
Colour: Pink
Common Name
Oxalis
Habitat
NOTES: Grows along roads in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Toxicity
The oxalic acid it contains is toxic in large quantities as it combines with blood calcium to form insoluble calcium oxalate
Months
April
May
June
July
Synonyms for Species
Oxalis minutifolia
Oxalis sublanata
Oxalis uitenhagensis



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