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Taxon: Oxalis debilis Kunth var. corymbosa (DC.) Lourteig

Genus: Oxalis
Family: Oxalidaceae
Nomen number: 402509
Place of publication: Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 67:840. 1981 ("1980")
Name verified on: 31-Jul-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Jan-2012
No species priority site assigned.


See other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

  • lilac oxalis   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English
  • pink shamrock   (Source: F NZeal ) – English
  • sheep-sorrel   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • brasilianischee Sauerklee   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • azedinha-de-sapo   (Source: F Catarin) – Portuguese
  • lökoxalis   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil - Bahia, Ceara, Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Para, Parana, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo
    Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Misiones, Salta, San Juan, Santa Fe, Tucuman; Paraguay; Uruguay

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Portugal - Azores, Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    East Tropical Africa: Tanzania
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Sao Tome and Principe; Zaire
    South Tropical Africa: Mozambique
    Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Thailand
    Malesia: Indonesia - Java, Sumatra; Malaysia [Malaya]; Philippines
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Switzerland
    Southeastern Europe: Italy
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Caribbean: West Indies
    Mesoamerica: Panama

  • also cultivated

  • exact native range in Americas obscure



Check other web resources for Oxalis debilis Kunth var. corymbosa (DC.) Lourteig:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Check other databases for images:

  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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