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Oxalis radicosa A.Rich.
Family Oxalidaceae
Oxalis radicosa A.Rich. APNI*

Description: Herb with branches erect or ascending, sometimes creeping, to 30 cm long, moderately to densely hairy, with hairs spreading and/or retrorse; sometimes with a stout, woody taproot.

Leaves cauline, 3-foliolate; leaflets obcordate, bilobed, sinus a third to a half the length of leaflet; lobes obovate, 2–6 mm long, 1.5–4 mm wide, with lobe apices rounded and 2–8 mm apart; petiole 4–7 cm long; stipules inconspicuous, ± keeled, abruptly tapering to the petiole.

Inflorescences 2–4-flowered. Petals 6–12 mm long, yellow.

Fruit erect, sometimes held on deflexed pedicels, long and usually slender-cylindrical, 7–20 mm long, 2–3 mm diam.; outer surface with simple retrorse hairs; seeds ribbed.

Flowering: September–April

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, particularly on sandy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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