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Oxalis bifurca Lodd., G.Lodd. & T.Lodd.
Family Oxalidaceae
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.


Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: March–April

Distribution and occurrence: Probably a garden escape, recorded from Campbelltown. Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC

Declared Noxious Weed
AVH map***

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
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