Giovanni Ignazio Molina, 1782
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
Medium - Maximum
Oxalis crenata Jacq.
Oxalis crassicaulis, Zucc. 1825
Oxalis aracatcha, hort. ex Zucc. 1831.
Acetosella tuberosa, Kuntze, 1891.
Acetosella crassicaulis, Kuntze 1891.
Acetosella crenata, Kuntze 1891.
Xanthoxalis crassicaulis, Small, 1907
Oxalis chicligastensis, R. Knuth 1936.
Oxalis tuberosa subsp. unduavensis, Lourteig.
Might be: Xanthoxalis tuberosa, Holub, 1973.
This member of the
was given this name by Giovanni Ignazio Molina in 1782. It is found in
north-western Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru - and grown as a crop in most of South
America, growing in a rich soil with some to lots of water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow.
The genera name means 'sharp,
pungent', as to leaf taste. The species name refers to its tuberous