Oxalis perdicaria (Molina) Bertero APNI*
Synonyms: Oxalis mallobolba Cav. APNI*
Oxalis lobata Sims APNI*
Description: Herb with stem reduced, appearing absent; bulbs globose, 1–2 cm long; outer surface light brown, fibrous; bulbils formed from the old bulb.
Leaves 5–15, 3-foliolate; leaflets obovate, rounded and entire, 5–8 mm long, 4–7 mm wide; petiole 1.5–6 cm long; stipules inconspicuous, tapering into petiole.
Inflorescences 1-flowered. Petals 10–13 mm long, yellow.
Fruit not known in Aust.
Distribution and occurrence: Probably a garden escape, recorded near Grenfell. Native of S Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *CWS
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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