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Oxalis latifolia Kunth in Humb. Bonpl. and Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 5: 237. 1822. R. Knuth l.c., 273; D.P. Young, l.c.

Plants glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Bulbils clustered or solitary and arising from the stolons. Leaflets 15—40 mm long, 30—70 mm broad, triangular in outline, glabrous. Scapes 1—4, up to 30 cm long, glabrous to sparsely pubescent, slender. Flowers many, subumbellate. Pedicel 1-1.8 cm long, glabrous. Sepals 3.5 mm long, lanceolate, tip with a reddish brown callus. Petals c. 10 mm long, pink. Both long and short filaments strigose; shorter filaments equal in length to the styles.

Fl. Per. June-August.

Distribution: A native of South and Central America. Naturalised as a weed in cultivated fields and irrigated ditches.


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