Oxalis latifolia Kunth

  • Family : OXALIDACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Oxalidaceae
  • Species : Oxalis latifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Oxalis latifolia Kunth
  • Common name : Broad-leaved Sorrel
  • Vernacular name : Dodda hulisoppu (Kan.)
  • Key identification features : A stemless perennial herb with underground bulbs. Leaves are trifoliately compound with leaflets broadly rounded and triangular. Flowers are small, 1 to 1.5 cm across, pretty, bell-shaped and clustered at the end of an elongated inflorescence. Fruit is a few-seeded capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : June-August
  • Native : Central & Tropical South America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Yercaud Hills (Salem district) (Tamil Nadu State); Visakhapatnam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Tropical America; Introduced elsewhere
  • Literature : H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; Naidu, M.T, O.A. Kumar & M. Venkaiah (2015). Vascular plant diversity in the sacred grove of Modapalli in Viskhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(10): 7683-7690
  • 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 latifolia. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.


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