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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 433. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Synonym Text: Oxalis vulgaris
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per. April May.
General/Distribution: Type: Described from Europe. Hb. Linn. 600/7 (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: North temperate Europe, North America, North Africa, North and West Asia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Wood sorrel is not a common plant here. Grows in shady places at altitudes from 1200-2500 m. Used as an antiscorbutic. Occasionally cultivated in rockeries.
Illustration: Oxalis acetosella L. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Hazara Dist.: Mansera, R.R. and I.D. Stewart 6048 (RAW); B-7 Swat: Bahrein, 7000 ft., R.R. Stewart 24497 (RAW); C-8 Kashmir: Dhuli, R.R. Stewart and E. Nasir 18.4.52 (RAW); Uri Aliabad, c. 7000 ft., R.R. Stewart 2087 (RAW); B-8 Badwan, Gurez Vy., in shade, 8000 ft., R.R. Stewart 19555 (RAW); Keran, shady woods, 3-6000 ft., R.R. Stewart 17919 (RAW).


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Perennial 4—18 cm long. Rhizome elongated, knotted, scaly. Leaves radical; leaflets 12 35 mm long, 15—45 mm broad, emarginate; margin and lower surface with appressed hairs. Petiole 3.5—17 cm long, sparsely pubescent, base fleshy. Bracts 2, present half way up the peduncle. Sepals free, oblong lanceolate. Petals 10—15 mm long, white to pale pink. Filaments glabrous. Styles longer than the stamens. Capsule ovoid. Seeds few, longitudinally ribbed.
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