Oxalis chnoodes Lourteig APNI*
Description: Herb with branches decumbent, sometimes creeping, to 40 cm long, sparsely to densely hairy, with hairs spreading and/or retrorse; roots fibrous; bulbs absent.
Leaves cauline, fasciculate, 3-foliolate; leaflets obovate-cuneate, bilobed, sinus to an eighth to a fifth the length of leaflet; lobes oblong to obovate, 7–14 mm long, usually 2–5 mm wide, with lobe apices rounded and 2–12 mm apart; petiole 0.8–3 cm long; stipules usually conspicuous, truncate to abruptly tapering to petiole, usually densely hairy, densely ciliate.
Inflorescences 2–4-flowered. Petals 6–12 mm long, yellow.
Fruit erect, usually held above the leaves, short and subglobose to ellipsoid, c. 9 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm diam.; outer surface with simple retrorse hairs; seeds ribbed.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, more common inland and commonly on heavy-textured soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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