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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 435. 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)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per. March December.
General/Distribution: Type: Described from Italy and Sicily. Hb. Linn. 600/31 (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: A cosmopolitan weed.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A very variable species in form and size. Common during the spring season from the plains to 2700 m. The leaves can be used as vegetable. The juice of the plant mixed with onion is used to remove warts.
Illustration: Oxalis corniculata L. (Illustration)
Map Location: Sind: F 5 Khairpur, Jafri 1244 (K); D.I. Khan Div.: D 6 Sulaiman range, c. 80 km. E. of Fort Sandeman, J. Lamond 1498 (RAW, E, K); Baluchistan: D 4 Harnai, c. 900 1200 m, J. Lamond 1301 (RAW, E, K); D 8 Lahore Dist.: Changa Manga, M. Qaiser 333 (KUH) ; Bagh i Jinnah, Sultan ul Abedin 2304 (KUH); C 7 Rawalpindi Dist: Saidpur, 2000 ft., R.R. and I.D. Stewart 386 (RAW); Above Tret, R.R. Stewart 4143 (RAW); Kahuta Kotli, Y. Nasir 4562 (RAW); Karot, Sultan ul Abedin 2779 (KUH); Rawalpindi; E. Nasir 2492 (RAW); C 7 Jhelum Dist.: Jhelum, R.R. Stewart 468 (RAW); ChoaSaidanshah, Drummond 23642 (K) ; Hazara Dist.: B 7 Abbottabad, Sultan ul-Abedin 2891 (KUH).


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Plants creeping, pubescent, rooting at the nodes. Leaflets 4—15 mm long, 8—32 mm broad, obcordate, pilose-tomentose. Flowers solitary or in 2—5 flowered axillary umbels. Pedicel 5—15 mm long, deflexed in fruit. Bracts 3—5, linear. Sepals 5, linear lanceolate, pilose. Petals 5, yellow. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 5, pubescent; styles longer than the shorter stamens. Capsule 1—2.5 cm long, subcylindric, pubescent. Seeds 1.5 mm long, brown, transversely ribbed.
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