Oxalis debilis Kunth
var. corymbosa (DC.) Lourteig

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Oxalis debilis var. corymbosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Yangambi, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Oxalis debilis var. corymbosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Yangambi, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

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Synonyms: Oxalis corymbosa DC.
Common names:
Frequency: Rare as an escape
Status: Introduced
Notes: Similar to the much more common and widespread weed Oxalis latifolia but easily distinguished by the more rounded, obovate leaflets which are narrowly and only slightly notched at the apex.
Derivation of specific name: debilis: weak, frail, feeble.
Habitat: A weed of cultivation.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to tropical America.
Mozambique distribution: M
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 9 December 2012

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 93.

Exell, A.W. (1963). Oxalidaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 155.

Exell, A.W. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 35. Oxalidaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 6 - 7.

Kabuye, C.H.S. (1971). Oxalidaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 11 - 12.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oxalis debilis
African Plant Database: Oxalis debilis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Oxalis debilis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oxalis debilis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Oxalis debilis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Oxalis debilis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oxalis debilis
JSTOR Plant Science: Oxalis debilis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oxalis debilis
Plants of the World Online: Oxalis debilis
Tropicos: Oxalis debilis
Wikipedia: Oxalis debilis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Oxalis debilis var. corymbosa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=178980, retrieved 14 April 2024

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