Oxalis corniculata L.

  • Family : OXALIDACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Oxalidaceae
  • Species : Oxalis corniculata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Oxalis corniculata L.
  • Common name : Common Sorrel, Indian Sorrel, Yellow wood
  • Vernacular name : Amrul sak, Chukutri pathiya, Tinpathiya (Hin.); Pullampurchi soppu, Hulisoppu (Kan.); Puliyarai (Tam.); Pulichinta (Tel.); Ambiliti, Kumari (Ori.); Changeri (San.)
  • Key identification features : A small herb with an underground tuber. Leaves are trifoliate with cordate leaflets. Flowers are small, yellow, about a cm across, on a few-flowered elongated inflorescence. Fruit is an elongated capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : In hills above 500 m. Widely distributed. Also in wastelands, fallow fields and under shade.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Oxalis corniculata. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.


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