African Plant Database

Oxalis corniculata L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 435 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Oxalis
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (indigenous)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Oxalis corniculata L. subsp. corniculata
 Oxalis corniculata L. var. corniculata
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Oxalis procumbens Steud. ex Rich. (1847)
=Oxalis corniculata var. repens (Thunb.) Zucc.
=Oxalis repens Thunb. (1781)
=Oxalis procumbens subsp. bathieana Lourteig (1979)
=Oxalis corniculata var. radicosa (A. Rich.) Roti Mich.
=Oxalis radicosa A. Rich.
=Oxalis corniculata var. glabrocapsula Roti Mich.
=Oxalis corniculata f. villosa (M. Bieb.) Goiran
=*Oxalis villosa M. Bieb. (1808)
=Oxalis corniculata var. villosa (M. Bieb.) Hohen. (1837)
=Oxalis corniculata f. atropurpurea (Planch.) R. Knuth
=Oxalis corniculata var. atropurpurea Planch. (1857)
=Oxalis procumbens Steud. ex A. Rich. (1847)
=Oxalis corniculata f. pubescens Batt. (1888)
=Oxalis simulans Baker (1883)
=Oxalis corniculata var. minor Lange (1878)
Taxon infra-specific
Oxalis corniculata L. subsp. corniculata
Oxalis corniculata L. var. corniculata
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small annual or perennial much-branched slender herb with straggling or erect, usually much-branched, rooting at the lower.Very widespread and polymorphic species, variable in growth, size, pubescence,…
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Ecology : Weed of disturbed ground, cultivations, often in shady places; upland rain-forest; subalpine grassland and grassland edges, forest clearings or swamp; (0-)300-4200 m alt..
  Often subdivided into many varieties or even species.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Dwarf shrub, Succulent- Ht 0.02 - 0.05 m. Alt: 5 - 2208 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Grassland, Inselberg/Rock Face, uncertain; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 49 (1986).

Bibliography for North Africa :
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  • Fl. Eur. 2: 192 (1968).
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Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso: (2012)
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Record n°58029 modified 2007-04-17
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