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 Photo by Ann Murry, Plants.ifas.ufl.edu.


The tubers of o. d. subsp. corymbosa by LindaChickhill, Garden.org.

Author: 

Karl Sigismund Kunth, 1822

Family: 

OXALIDACEAE

Origin: 

Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela

Soil: 

Rich

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Medium

Thickness: 

2,5 Centimetres

Height: 

15 Centimetres

Flower: 

Pink

Propagate: 

Seeds/Tubers

Names: 

Large-Flowered Pink-Sorrel, Woodsorrel

Synonyms: 

Acetosella debilis, Kuntze.
Acetosella grandifolia,
Kuntze.
Acetosella martiana,
Kuntze.
Ionoxalis canaminensis,
Rusby.
Ionoxalis martiana,
Small.
Oxalis bipunctata,
Graham.
Oxalis bulbifera,
R.Knuth.
Oxalis caripensis,
Hieron.
Oxalis corymbosa,
DC.
Oxalis debilis subsp. corymbosa,
O.BolÚs & Vigo.
Oxalis debilis
var. corymbosa, Lourteig.
Oxalis gemella,
Willd. ex Zucc.
Oxalis grandifolia,
DC.
Oxalis huilensis,
R.Knuth.
Oxalis martiana,
Zucc.
Oxalis multibulbosa,
Turcz.
Oxalis pynaertii,
De Wild.
Oxalis umbrosa,
Willd. ex Zucc.
Oxalis urbica,
A.St.-Hil.
Sassia debilis,
Holub.

This member of the Oxalidaceae family was given this name by Karl Sigismund Kunth in 1822. It is found in most of South America, and cultivated in most of the rest tempered world. It is growing in a well drained rich soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 2,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are pink.

The genera name means 'sharp, pungent', as to leaf taste. The species name means 'weak, frail, small' for its appearance.


The flowers by Ann Murry, Plants.ifas.ufl.edu.