Oxalis debilis Kunth

 
  • Family : OXALIDACEAE
    (Wood Sorrel Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMRUL FAMILY (अम्रुल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Oxalidaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Acetosella debilis (Kunth) Kuntze; Oxalis bulbifera R.Knuth; Oxalis corymbosa DC.; Oxalis grandifolia DC.; Oxalis martiana Zucc.; Oxalis urbica A.St.-Hil.; Sassia debilis (Kunth) Holub
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Oxalis debilis Kunth
  • Common name : Large-Flowered Pink Sorrel, lilac oxalis, pink wood sorrel
  • Vernacular name :
    • Piyag Miu(Adi)
    • Chari amilo(Nepali)
    • Siakthur-chi-khat(Mizo)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Large-Flowered Pink Sorrel is native to south America, naturalized in parts of India - most likely a garden escape.
  • Key identification features : Bulbils are clustered, sheathed in scales. Roots are fibrous. Leaves are trifoliate, as in all wood sorrels.
  • Flower, Fruit : March- April
  • Distribution :
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
  • Native : Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
  • Exotic/Native : Exotic
  • World Distribution : Alabama, Algeria, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arkansas, Ascension, Assam, Azores, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Verde, China South-Central, China Southeast, Cook Is., Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Easter Is., Fiji, Florida, France, Galápagos, Georgia, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, India, Iran, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Korea, Kriti, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Madeira, Malaya, Mauritius, Mexico Northwest, Mississippi, Morocco, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Norfolk Is., Ogasawara-shoto, Oregon, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Rodrigues, Réunion, Seychelles, South Carolina, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sumatera, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Vietnam, Washington, West Himalaya, Windward Is., Zaïre
  • Literature :
    • Photographs of K.Sankara Rao
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Oxalis debilis. Downloaded on 16 July 2024.

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