Oxalis debilis Kunth APNI*
Description: Herb with stem reduced, appearing absent; bulbs globose, 1–30 cm long, outer surface light brown, vertically ridged; bulbils formed from old bulbs, sessile.
Leaves 10–20, 3-foliolate; leaflets obcordate, 1–4.2 cm long, 1–4.8 cm wide, emarginate, sinus a tenth to a fifth the length of leaflet; lobes rounded; petiole 5–20 cm long; stipules tapering into petiole.
Inflorescences 8–15-flowered. Petals 12–18 mm long, pink.
Fruit not known in Aust.
Distribution and occurrence: A common garden weed, chiefly in coastal districts. Native of S Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *N.T. *S.A. *W.A.
Text by B. J. Conn
|N.S.W. occurrences are: var. corymbosa|
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