Oxalis articulata Savigny APNI*
Synonyms: Oxalis floribunda Lehm. APNI*
Oxalis purpurata APNI*
Description: Herb with stem reduced, appearing absent; rhizome to 10 cm long, to 2.5 cm diam., woody, covered with the old leaf bases; bulbs and bulbils absent.
Leaves crowded at apex of rhizome, 3-foliolate; leaflets obcordate, bilobed, sinus about a third the length of leaflet; lobes oblong to slightly obovate, 9–15 mm long, 6–14 mm wide, with lobe apices rounded and 12 mm apart; petiole 5–30 cm long; stipules tapering into petiole.
Inflorescences 3- to at least 30-flowered. Petals 10–15 mm long, pink or purple.
Fruit not known in Aust.
Distribution and occurrence: A garden escape, widespread. Native of S Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *CWS, *SWS
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *S.A.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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