Oxalis latifolia Kunth

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Oxalis latifolia

Picture: Mark Hyde
Garden, Alexandra Park, Harare

Oxalis latifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Oxalis latifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Oxalis latifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Oxalis latifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Old cottages at Katiyo Tea Estate

Oxalis latifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 2, Chirinda Forest

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Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Introduced
Perennial herb with numerous ovoid bulbs. Leaflets: lamina up to 7.5 × 5 cm, obtriangular in outline; apex emarginate with a broad shallow sinus. Flowers purple, in pseudumbels. Petals 10-16 mm. Capsule broadly cylindric, slightly longer than the sepals.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: latifolia: broad-leaved
Habitat: A very troublesome weed of waste places and gardens.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Native to Tropical America; nowadays a widespread almost cosmopolitan weed.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,C
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 60 - 61. (Includes a picture).

Bromilow, C. (1995). Problem Plants of South Africa. Briza Publications, Arcadia. Pages 338 - 339. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 27.

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 156.

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 Page 7.

Kabuye, C.H.S. (1971). Oxalidaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 10 - 11.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 66.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 83.

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Flora of Caprivi: Oxalis latifolia
Flora of Malawi: Oxalis latifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Oxalis latifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oxalis latifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Oxalis latifolia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oxalis latifolia
African Plant Database: Oxalis latifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Oxalis latifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Oxalis latifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oxalis latifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Oxalis latifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Oxalis latifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Oxalis latifolia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Oxalis latifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oxalis latifolia
Ispot Southern Africa: Oxalis latifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Oxalis latifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oxalis latifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oxalis latifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Oxalis latifolia
Tropicos: Oxalis latifolia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Oxalis latifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132820, retrieved 25 April 2018

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