Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
smithiana
NOTES

A stemless, perennial geophyte to 10-20 cm. Has deeply bifurcate leaflets with linear lobes. The leaves are trifoliolate, have long petioles and appear digitate.


AUTHORITY
Eckl. & Zeyh)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A single pink flower, with a greenish tube, is borne on each stem. The sepals have 2 calli and the peduncle is articulated
Colour: Pink
Notes: The flowers are sometimes white
Colour: White
Common Name
Narrow leaved sorrel
Rooisuuring
Oxalis
Klawersuuring
Suring
Habitat
NOTES: Grows along roadsides particularly in the Woodlands area
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Toxicity
The oxalic acid it contains is toxic in large quantities as it combines with blood calcium to form insoluble calcium oxalate
Tapeworm treatments
Dried roots are taken to expel tapeworms
Months
January
February
March
April
July
July
August
Synonyms for Species
Oxalis galpinii



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