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Oxalis latifolia Kunth APNI*
Synonyms: Oxalis tetraphylla APNI*
Description: Herb with stem reduced, appearing absent; bulbs ovoid to globose, c. 1.5 cm long, pointed, outer surface light brown, vertically ribbed; bulbils formed from the old bulb on stolons 0.5–4 cm long.
Leaves 5–15, 3-foliolate; leaflets transversely cuneate, bilobed, sinus wide, shallow and tapering, a sixth to a third the length of leaflet; lobes triangular, 10–40 mm long, 6–22 mm wide, with lobe apices rounded and 12–50 mm apart; petiole 5–20 cm long; stipules conspicuous, with rounded to obtuse lobes.
Inflorescences 8–12-flowered. Petals 10–14 mm long, pink to purple, white at base, sometimes white throughout.
Fruit not known in Aust.
Distribution and occurrence: A weed in gardens, along roadsides and disturbed areas, probably a garden escape, south from Kyogle. Native of Mexico.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *SWS
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A.
Declared Noxious Weed
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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