Oxalis corniculata L., Sp. Pl. 435 1753. (Syn. Acetosella corniculata (L.) Kuntze; Acetosella herpestica (Schltdl.) Kuntze; Acetosella simulans (Baker) Kuntze; Acetosella stricta (L.) KuntzeOxalis acetosella Blanco; Oxalis ambigua A.Rich.; Oxalis boridiensis Knuth; Oxalis bradei R. Knuth; Oxalis ceratilis E.Mey.; Oxalis cognata Steud.; Oxalis corniculata f. erecta Makino; Oxalis corniculata var. langloisii (Small) Wiegand; Oxalis corniculata var. lupulina (Kunth) Walp.; Oxalis corniculata var. macrantha Trel.; Oxalis corniculata var. macrophylla Arsène ex R.Knuth; Oxalis corniculata var. minor Laing; Oxalis corniculata var. purpurea Parl.; Oxalis corniculata subsp. repens (Thunb.) Masam.; Oxalis corniculata var. repens (Thunb.) Zucc.; Oxalis corniculata var. reptans Laing; Oxalis corniculata f. speciosa Masam.; Oxalis corniculata var. taiwanensis Masam.; Oxalis corniculata var. trichocaulon H.Lév.; Oxalis corniculata var. viscidula Wiegand; Oxalis divergens A.Cunn.; Oxalis florida subsp. prostrata (Haw.) A.Lourteig; Oxalis furcata Elliott; Oxalis glauca Rafin. ex DC.; Oxalis herpestica Schltdl.; Oxalis javanica Bl.; Oxalis lacicola A.Cunn.; Oxalis langloisii (Small) Fedde; Oxalis lujula Noronha; Oxalis lupulina Kunth; Oxalis lutea Steud.; Oxalis macra Small; Oxalis macrantha Small; Oxalis meridensis Pittier; Oxalis microphylla Poir.; Oxalis monadelpha Roxb. ex Wight & Arn.; Oxalis norlindiana R. Knuth; Oxalis pilosiuscula Kunth; Oxalis propinqua A.Cunn.; Oxalis pubescens Stokes; Oxalis pusilla Salisb.; Oxalis recisa Noronha;  Oxalis repens Thunb.; Oxalis repens var. erecta (Makino) Masam.Oxalis repens f. speciosa Masam.; Oxalis richardiana Steud.; Oxalis simulans BakerOxalis smalliana Knuth; Oxalis steudeliana Knuth; Oxalis stricta L.; Oxalis taimonii Yamam.; Oxalis taiwanensis (Masam.) Masam.; Oxalis tenuicaulis A.Cunn.; Oxalis tropaeoloides Schlachter ex Planch.; Oxalis urvillei A.Cunn.; Oxys corniculata (L.) Scop.; Oxys lutea Lam.; Oxys lutea Moench; Oxys stricta All.; Xanthoxalis corniculata (L.) Small; Xanthoxalis corniculata var. atropurpurea (Planch.) Moldenke; Xanthoxalis corniculata f. atropurpurea (Planch.) Nakai; Xanthoxalis corniculata f. erecta (Makino) Nakai; Xanthoxalis corniculata f. purpurea (Parl.) Nakai; Xanthoxalis corniculata subsp. repens (Thunb.) N.N.Tzvelev; Xanthoxalis corniculata var. repens (Thunb.) Nakai; Xanthoxalis grenadensis (Urb.) Tzvel. ex N.S.Probatova &
A.P.Sokolovskaya; Xanthoxalis langloisii Small; Xanthoxalis macrantha (Trel.) Small; Xanthoxalis repens (Thunb.) J.Dostál; Xanthoxalis repens (Thunb.) Moldenke; Xanthoxalis trinidadensis (R. Knuth) Holub);
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oks-AL-iss or OKS-al-liss — sour, referring to oxalic acid in leaves and rootsDave’s Botanary
korn-ee-ku-LAY-tuh — small hornsDave’s Botanary

commonly known as: creeping oxalis, creeping wood sorrel, Indian sorrel, procumbent yellow-sorrel, sleeping beauty • Assamese: টেঙেচী টেঙা tengeci tenga • Bengali: অমৰুলশাক amrulshak • Hindi: अम्बोती amboti, खट्टी बूटी khatti buti • Kannada: ಹುಳಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು huli soppu, ನೀರುಗೋಳಿ neerugoli • Manipuri: য়েন্সিল yensil • Marathi: आंबोती amboti • Nepalese: चरी अमिलो chari amilo • Sanskrit: अम्बष्ठा ambastha, चाङ्गेरिका changerika, चुक्रिका chukrika • Tamil: புளியாரை puli-y-arai • Telugu: పులిచింత puli-chinta • Urdu: کهٿا ساگ khatta sag

Distribution: naturalized worldwide; origin obscure

Creeping herbs; leaves trifoliate, compound; stipules 2; flowers actinomorphic, hypogynous; sepals 5; petals 5, yellow; stamens 10; ovary 5-chambered; style 5; stigma terminal, capitate; fruit dehiscent capsule, dehiscence loculicidal.
The leaves are refreshing and eaten as salad or cooked as vegetable. Also used for sandwiches, pickles and chutneys;
These are given to kids as tonic because they are known to contain high amount of oxalic acid; 
The leaves are sore and children love to eat the leaves. Very good for stomach ailments;
You can eat the leaves as such. (Lemon / tamarind taste ) Make chutney and eat. You can substitute this for tamarind. For medicinal uses check the net;
It is a host plant of Pale Grass Blue butterfly;

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the flowers are around 5 mm in diameter and the fruit is around 2 mm by about 12 mm in length.
Date & Time 20/12/10
Location: Place, Altitude, GPS  Chethalayam, Wayanad.
Habitat: Garden, Urban, Wild Type:      Wild
Plant Habit: Tree, Shrub, Climber, Herb Herb
Flowers Size Colour Calyx Bracts-       Yellow,


 

 

The leaves are sore and children love to eat the leaves.


Puliyaarila in Malayalam. ‘Puli’ (sour) and ‘aarila’ (six leaved). Very good for stomach ailments.


-Yes the leaves are sour, as todlers we used to feast on it.


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Is this Oxalis sp.? I’m afraid i have only this pic of the
flower.Taken in Los Altos,California in March2011. Request common & Bot ID.

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Oxalis corniculata L. (accepted name) ??? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)

Location: Taudaha, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude:  4200 ft.
Date: 10 February 2017

Nepali Name : चरी अमिलो Charee Amilo 


I think matches with images at Oxalis corninulata


 

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Oxalis for ID : New Jersey : 08NOV17 : AK-05 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Tiny weed seen in New Jersey in the first week of July.

Oxalis corniculata?

 

 


 

I think yes, it is Oxalis corniculata..

Thanks for a prompt reply.

Since it was from a different part of the world, I wanted to verify.


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efloraofindia:”For Id 20072012MR1’’ is this Oxalis spp? at Pune:  June and July 2012 Pune

Kindly help Id this wild herb with purple leaves, pink buds and white flowers. Probably IMG_0752 shows the fruit. The buds are very delicate and most of the times drop off without opening. Is it Oxalis spp?


yes, it is Oxalis corniculata. Cooke has given very good distribution about this. He has also given the flower colours as yellow, rosy or even white. Fruit description also matching cent percent i.e. linear-oblong, 5-angled, shortly beaked, tomentose.


Yes Oxalis corniculata.
Try touching the mature pods and you will see the seeds being blown out vigorously from it.

 


 

 

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KAS Week DS_031012_04 Need Id:  Sorry for the image – it has ben over exposed. the flowers are actually all over yellow. Could not identify. Please help.


… some species of Oxalis … (family Oxalidaceae).


Yes, agreed with …, this looks like some Oxalis sp.


Can it be Oxalis corniculata?


I think U R right.


Yes Oxalis corniculata.
This species also exists on Kas similar to I think almost anywhere in the world(?)I am joking but true at many areas. … also has included it in his book on Kas.


 

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June 2012
sharing images of Oxalis corniculata at Pune

 


Oxalis corniculata


I hope these photographs are from different places and different dates. The stand alone plants of of image 0670_1 suggest O. stricta.


Thank you … for the Id of plant in image ‘image 0670_1’. Yes Sir these photographs are of different days in the month of June 2012 and from different places.


 

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Oxalis corniculata, from Belgaum.

 


Yes … Nice photographs.

 

 


 

 

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Balsaminaceae, Geraniaceae and Oxalidaceae Week : OXALIDACEAE : RVS 10 : Oxalis sp. for ID : Here is an another Oxalis sp. from Belgaum. Please help to ID this. This is the only picture I have for this: (The flowers are pink, if I am correct.


Better to go with Oxalis corniculata. I have seen several such plants in Delhi with erect to ascending habit. I was tempted to call them O. stricta but deflexed fruiting pedicels point to O. corniculata only.


Supporting … Oxalis corniculata is a cosmopolitan species having several synonyms. Somewhere I have read it has more than 200 synonyms!!! Unbelieveable?


Thanks … for ID suggestion as O. corniculata.

 


 

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This one was shot from PanipatOxalis corniculata L.


Oxalis corniculata vs O. stricta identity has stung me. I find most such photographs identified as O. stricta on the net, and very few darker coloured as O. corniculata. Today I thought I had got the both, but then gave up not being sure.


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Balsaminaceae, Geraniaceae and Oxalidaceae Week: Oxalidaceae-Looking for Oxalis stricta..kindly shuffle through your collections of O. corniculata : 12 posts by 5 authors.

I request you to go through your collections of Oxalis corniculata for possible specimens of Oxalis stricta. The two species are very closed and can be easily confused, but following features should help:
Oxalis corniculata: Plants mostly creeping, stolons absent; flowers in umbellate cymes or solitary; fruiting pedicels deflexed to horizontal
Oxalis stricta: Plants erect to decumbent; stolon present; flowers in a cymose inflorescence; fruiting pedicels erect.

Kindly don’t get confused by the photograph on Flowers of India which on the basis of larger flowers in an umbel, absence of any stem and leaves in the photograph apparently belongs to O. pes-caprae and not O. stricta


 

If one believes these websites and some indications on Flora of China websites, majority of my (and may be others also) phototographs presumed to be O. corniculata may actually be O. stricta:

The same feeling I get when I make search of Google images for these two species.

May be … will help us to solve this confusion.


Here is the pdf of second paper on caulescent species of Oxalis by the same author Nesom, published in 2009 in J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 3(2): 727 – 738. 2009. It should help further:

Attachment: Oxalis-CorniculataeSidoid09.pdf


Thank you very much for focusing our view towards this major issue and providing us differences between two allied species of Oxalis. Fortunately, the specimen of Oxalis L. which I have posted on 4thMarch, (https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!msg/indiantreepix/xOQh8-8DEZg/Yv9orRkLJ5sJ) has been worked out by my PG students of Scottish Church College in their practical lab and after matching with keys from local flora we confirmed its identity as “Oxalis corniculata L.” Moreover, much pubescent nature of the margin of leaflets (in comparison to O. stricta L.) can be viewed after zooming the picture. The plant was creeping, NOT erect to decumbent and without any stolon I remembered.

Please share the distributional range of O. stricta L. 

 


I think the attached photographs (8 images- recorded this morning, beside our kitchen drainage) are of Oxalis corniculata L., because, as per FoC –

  1. petioles are not pubescent in O. stricta L.http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=242416902
  2. peduncles are not 2x or more longer than petioleshttp://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=242416902

But, fruiting pedicel seems to be erect in my photographs.


At the begining of this week I had thought that perhaps we will be able to hunt out O. stricta. In fact at one stage I thought I had found one, but then I had to give up, because I was not satisfied. That is why I had withheld my upload of Oxalis corniculata, it was my last post today in frustration.


More info of Oxalis stricta can be found in –

 


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Requesting ID of this Oxalis species – Mumbai 27052013 : ARK-01 :  Attachments (2 + 1).  5 posts by 3 authors.

Requesting ID of this Oxalis species captured in Mumbai in April 2013.


Oxalis corniculata


Thank you … for ID. I also received the same ID from … in a separate email.


I think the maroon-purple foliage is indicative of Oxalis corniculata var. atropurpurea. Attached is a marvellous illustration of this plant by the Belgian horticulturist Louis van Houtte (sourced from plantgenera.org).


 

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Oxalis corniculata L. (?) from Aligarh(UP) :  2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6).
Attached images may be Oxalis corniculata L. (?). Please validate.  
Date :07.04.2014
Location: Aligarh Muslim University Campus
Family :Oxalidaceae         
Genus & species : Oxalis corniculata L. (?).
Habitat: Grows wild 

Habit : Herb    


Yes, I agree with you…


 

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efloraofindia:”For Id 03092011MR1’’ wild small yellow flower Pune: Request for identification

Date/Time- Aug 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- looks like a climber but not sure
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- small yellow
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen


 

This is Oxalis corniculata, Oxalidaceae. Very common and not a climber.


After you identified it I just found from the net its medicinal values and was astonished
Uses : Oxalis Corniculata plant is anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, lithontripic, stomachic and styptic. It is used in the treatment of influenza, fever,
urinary tract infections, enteritis, diarrhea, traumatic injuries, sprains and poisonous snake bites. An infusion can be used as a wash to rid children of hookworms. The plant is a good source of vitamin C and is used as an
antiscorbutic in the treatment of scurvy.
The leaves are used as an antidote to poisoning by the seeds of Datura spp., arsenic and mercury. The leaf juice is applied to insect bites, burns and skin eruptions. It has an antibacterial activity.

Yellow, orange and red to brown dyes are obtained from the flowers. The boiled whole plant yields a yellow dye. An infusion of leaves is used to remove opacities of the cornea and is dropped into the eyes for itching lids. A decoction of leaves is used as a gargle.


Yes a very common plant of shady habitats throughout India and elsewhere.


Yes very common
Often called as Ambushi आम्बुशी may be because of sour taste.

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120312::Merrut::Sl. No.-3: Date/Time- 11th March, 2012

Location- Place- Merrut, Uttar Pradesh
Habitat- Wild
Plant Habit- Shrub/ Herb  
 

 


 

 

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Seedpod : Oxalis sp. from Hooghly: Though i am sure that it is Oxalis corniculata L. i am not taking any risk of identifying this plant to species level 🙂

And according to wikipedia as well as “The Book of Indian Butterflies” it is a host plant of Pale Grass Blue butterfly.
Species : Oxalis sp.
Habit & Habitat : wild creeper, roadside, moist places
Date : 07-04-2012, 10.35 a.m.

Place : Hooghly, WB


Have you observed the interesting phenonmenon of mature seed pods? When you touch the seedpod it explodes spreading the seeds to far away distance…..a mechanism of seed pispersal.


 

Yes … More so in Impatiens (Balsam), later they burst of their own (autochory).


 

I observed the phenomenon of exploding dehiscent fruits in other plants like DOPATI (failing to remember the scientific name) and in some Acanthaceae members, but not this one. Will give it a try.


Impatiens in particular the garden balsam called Impatiens balsamina is our DOPATI…


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30 JUL 12
NH58 near Tangani, about 4500 ft 


 

medicinal plant: A commonly found plant in india is the Indian Sorrel. Does anyone know where to find it.

Oxalis corniculata, one of the most common plants in many parts of India. It is hard to miss it in shady places in, very common along borders of flower beds. One of the commonest plant in Delhi in shady places, creeping on ground.


 

Wanted to share this photo along with the link in the comments so I’ve pasted the link here. Also was wondering about some other ways to use the Oxalis that grows wild around Bangalore. Has anybody cooked it differently from what’s given in the ebook? Some research I did online suggested that too much consumed regularly reduces the amount of calcium absorbed by the body. Any ideas about that?

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thanks! loads of them grow in my garden.. i leave them because they are host plants of the Pale Grass Blue and Dark Grass Blue 🙂 maybe now ill try out something.. heres something is tumbled upon- http://www.eattheweeds.com/oxalis-how-to-drown-your-sorrels/


Plenty in my house garden. A weed. You can eat the leaves as such. (Lemon / tamarind taste ) Make chutney and eat. You can substitute this for tamarind. For medicinal uses check the net.

 

 

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Oxalis corniculata (family : Oxalidaceae) Hooghly, WB: I attach images of what we call AMRUL – SHAK (SHAK = leafy vegetable) in Bengali. I have heard it has some medicinal properties also.

Species : Oxalis corniculata (family : Oxalidaceae)

Date : 17-Feb-2012, 10.55 A.M.


 

Lovely shots… We call this as “Khatta Mitha

 

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Oxalis corniculata L. (Oxalidaceae)
Diagnostic characters
Creeping herbs; leaves trifoliate, compound; stipules 2; flowers actinomorphic, hypogynous; sepals 5; petals 5, yellow; stamens 10; ovary 5-chambered; style 5; stigma terminal, capitate; fruit dehiscent capsule, dehiscence loculicidal.
 

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July 2012

Oxalis corniculata at Pune 


Yes it is


Yes O. corniculata

 
Sharing the images of Oxalis corniculata from Coimbatore.
 

 


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Balsaminaceae, Geraniaceae and Oxalidaceae Week: Oxalidaceae :: Oxalis corniculata: 1image. Oxalis corniculata.
A common weed grows gregariouly almost anywhere esp in wet places. (Pune).

 
Oxalidaceae
Oxalis corniculata L.
oks-AL-iss or OKS-al-liss — sour, referring to oxalic acid in leaves and rootsDave’s Botanary
korn-ee-ku-LAY-tuh — small hornsDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: creeping oxalis, creeping wood sorrel, Indian sorrel, procumbent yellow-sorrel, sleeping beauty • Assamese: টেঙেচী টেঙা tengeci tenga • Bengali: অমৰুলশাক amrulshak • Hindi: अम्बोती amboti, खट्टी बूटी khatti buti • Kannada: ಹುಳಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು huli soppu, ನೀರುಗೋಳಿ neerugoli • Manipuri: য়েন্সিল yensil • Marathi: आंबोती amboti • Nepalese: चरी अमिलो chari amilo • Sanskrit: अम्बष्ठा ambastha, चाङ्गेरिका changerika, चुक्रिका chukrika • Tamil: புளியாரை puli-y-arai • Telugu: పులిచింత puli-chinta • Urdu: کهٿا ساگ khatta sag
Distribution: naturalized worldwide; origin obscure
References: Flowers of India NPGSeFloraFlowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
along NH58 near Chamoli, on 30 JUL 12

 


 

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Oxalis corniculata L.
The commonest species of Oxalis with trailing stems, often rooting at nodes, yellow flowers and pedicels deflexed or horizontal in fruit.
Photographed from Delhi and Kashmir
 

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Here I’m sharing the Oxalis corniculata member of Family Oxalidaceae,
Location – Hanging Garden, Mumbai
Date – 13.02.2013
 

 


 

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Sharing a picture of Creeping Wood Sorrel, a common wild plant seen in our Nasik home garden.

Flowers are very tiny and difficult to photograph.


I have still to sort out O. corniculata and O. stricta.


Oxalis corniculata

 

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Oxalis For ID : Uttarakhand : 300513 : AK-2 :  Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Oxalis seen in the Jim Corbett area on 24/3/13.

Species id please.


O.corniculata.

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Oxalis For ID : Uttarakhand : 170613 : AK-2 :  Attachments (1).  3 posts by 2 authors.

Found this Oxalis growing wild on way to Nainital with flowers bigger in size than you normally come across.

Picture taken on 23/3/13.


Oxalis corniculata
 

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Oxalis For ID : Nasik : 150913 : AK-1 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Small wild herb photographed on 21/3/12.


Oxalis corniculata var. atropurpurea.


Thanks for the id of my Oxalis species from Nasik.


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Requesting to please ID this Oxalis sps captured growing wild in Ooty in November 2013.


Some Oxalis species in India & eFI 


Oxalis sp……….


It is oxalis corniculata


Thank you … for following up on the post and … for ID.

This Oxalis corniculata differs a little from the Oxalis corniculata identified in my post here:

Just to clear my doubts, are both of them Oxalis corniculata?

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SYMBIOSIS : 508 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.

Attaching an image of a Common Cerulean on the flowers of Oxalis corniculata
 

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SYMBIOSIS : 515 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.

Attaching an image of a male Striped albatross on the flowers of Oxalis corniculata (COMMON SORREL)

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SYMBIOSIS : 517 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Attaching an image of a Psyche butterfly on the flower of Oxalis corniculata (COMMON SORREL)

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ARJUL36 Oxalis sp. for ID : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3).

The description for Oxalis corniculata does not match unless I am mistaken.
20th July Bangalore


The plant is Oxalis corniculata


Another view– Attachments (1)


Oxalis corniculata

 

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for id. confirmation 190515 BRS001 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. confirmation.
Date: 19.05.2015

 

Place: Adyar, Chennai
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Herb

MSL: 7 mts.


 

 

 

oxalis stricta may be

but difficult to say unless you have details of the rhizome and the habit, etc

oxalis stricta i have seen have flowers almost the same size as the leaves

here the one flower seems quite small compared to the leaves.

since its  a dense mat (pic 3), i dont think it will suffer from uprooting a couple of the plants for the full picture and measurements, including those of the flowers.

Some of the oxalis species of the hundreds around the world are considered noxious weed

so may be you want a correct id for your project, i thinks.


 

if it was not for the flower one could even imagine some sort of clover?
and the yellow flower is just a red herring?


Oxalis species!!

The flowers are small than the leaves.
I have attached few images of the flower, leaf and root. 
neither planted nor maintained its a weed found in few locations of the Adyar River
 i.e. Theospical Society garden, Adyar Eco Park, around the bank of Chembarampakkam lake. 

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Oxalis corniculata (Creeping Wood Sorrel)

 

 


 

 

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Oxalis corniculata—-for sharing and validation : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)

Pic taken at Aambyvalley Rd., Lonavala, Pune in March 15.

Images by tspkumar

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*TSP-MAY2016-36-364:Images of Oxalis corniculata (Oxalidaceae) : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

It is my pleasure to present few images of Oxalis corniculata (Oxalidaceae)

Ref: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Creeping%20Wood%20Sorrel.html

Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=3290&cat=1

Habit: Herb

Habitat: Wastelands

Sighting: Tumkur and Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 800 msl and 1200 msl respectively

Date:27-01-2015 and 17-05-2016


Thanks … for nice images….a very successful plant in terms of distribution..

The seed dispersal is really interesting to watch !!

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Oxalis For ID : Kashmir : 24JUN16 : AK-42 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Oxalis seen on way to Sonamarg.

Is it the common Oxalis corniculata?

Yes, Oxalis corniculata


Yes …


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Fruits & Vegetables Week: Oxalis corniculata, the Indian sorrel:  Oxalis corniculata, the Indian sorrel, the leaves are refreshing and eaten as salad or cooked as vegetable. Also usedfor sandwiches, pickles and chutneys.

Local names
Hindi & Beng: Amrul sak, chuka tripatti
Mar: Ambuti, anjati, bhinsarpati
Tel: Pulichinta
Tam: Puliyarai
Kan: Hulichikai, Pullam purachi, uppinasoppu
Mal: Puliyarel
Punj: Amlika


-This also called amrul sak in Bengali I have seen these are given to kids as tonic because they are known to contain high amount of oxalic acid


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Oxalis For Id 20032013CS5 : 1 image. 4 posts by 3 authors.
Is this Oxalis corniculata


I think yes


I too think yes

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Oxalis corniculata L. (accepted name) ??? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)- around 500 kb each.

Location: Taudaha, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude:  4200 ft.
Date: 10 February 2017
Nepali Name : चरी अमिलो Charee Amilo 

I think matches with images at Oxalis corninulata


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Oxalis corniculata var. atropurpurea—–for validation : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Pics taken at Aambyvalley Rd., Lonavala, Pune in Nov.16.
To me it looks like it though I guess it is of foreign origin.

Yes to me also as per images and details at Oxalis corninulata


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Oxalis (?) for ID :: Shimla, Dec 2018 :: ARK2019-06 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Seen this plant among the rocks near our hotel near Shimla in Dec 2018.
Is this the usual Oxalis corniculata? The flowers, though, were larger than I have normally seen. They must have been 1-1.2 cm wide across.
Requested to please provide ID.

To me also appears close to images at

https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/m–-z/o/oxalidaceae/oxalis/oxalis-corninulata


Thank you … for validating.
I was confused as the flower size did not match with what I had seen earlier.

great, … i love it that you are doing research on your photographed plants and your diagnosis often just needs to be validated. keep on showing us new cases as you travel.


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28112019EPT33 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- around 500 kb each.
Location : Chennai outskirts
Date :08.11..2019
Elevation : 23 mts.
Habitat :Urban garden
Habit : Weed in Garden pot
Is it Oxalis corniculata ??

Yes.


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IMS/3’2020/2 – ID of the plant : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Please confirm the Id of the plant or otherwise.

Photographs sent by a person in Chennai.
Waste land weed.
Suggested ID by me: Oxalis stricta

It is Oxalis corniculata only,

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This is my first upload in this ongoing week.
I had seen this Oxalis sp. on Purandar Fort.
Family: Oxalidaceae
Bot. name: Oxalis corniculata ?? ( I hope the ID is correct).
Date/Time: 02-07-2011 / 10:30AM
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Herb


I will be no less happy than … if this species turns out to be Oxalis stricta L.
I may quite well be wrong, but my conscience says this is not O. corniculata L.
Though uploaded photographs do not give much detail of the species, yet I think this is O. stricta L., because :
  1. “yellow flowers….. can have patches of red in the throat….” – http://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-henui-group/weeds/oxalis-yellow-woodsorrel-oxalis-stricta.html
  2. supporting the above – http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxon=2687&taxauthid=1
  3. also – http://www.moberly.k12.mo.us/images/matc/web%20design/SiteZA2/edibles.html
  4. sepals linear to narrowly elliptic (oblong-lanceolate in O. corniculata) – http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=242416902
  5. supporting the above – http://www.aphotoflora.com/images/oxalidaceae/oxalis_stricta_upright_yellow_sorrel_flower_side_view_29-08-06.jpg (http://www.aphotoflora.com/d_oxalis_stricta_upright_yellow_sorrel.html)
  6. a different version of identifying the two species can be found in – http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/oxast.htm

I would like to request experts to have a relook at another post for the probability of O. stricta.


Oxalis corniculata as per images and details herein.

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Oxalis corniculata from Bilaspur : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2) – 2 mb each.

Photograph of Oxalis corniculata from Bilaspur taken in March, 2019.


Yes, …


Seen today (23.11.20) morning growing wild.

Oxalis Species.


Oxalis corniculata L. ?? Image quality is very poor !


Thanks a lot … Actually, the leaves are covered with the morning dew.

So they are looking a bit blurred.


OK …!


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