Oxalis bifurca Lodd., G.Lodd. & T.Lodd. APNI*
Description: Herb with stem reduced, appearing absent; branches erect; bulbs ovoid, 1.5–3 cm long, pointed, outer surface mid-brown; bulbils formed in old bulbs.
Leaves clustered at end of branches, in pseudowhorls of 4–10, with leaves scattered along branches, 3-foliolate, densely hairy; hairs mostly antrorse; leaflets linear, bilobed, sinus about half the length of leaflet; lobes linear, 5–8 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, with lobe apices obtuse and 3–8 mm apart; petiole 0.5–4 cm long; stipules inconspicuous, tapering into petiole.
Inflorescences 1–4-flowered. Petals 13–18 mm long, pink to mauve.
Fruit not known in Aust.
Distribution and occurrence: Probably a garden escape, recorded from Campbelltown. Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC
Declared Noxious Weed
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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