Oxalis spiralis G.Don, Gen. Hist. 1: 755 1831. (syn: Acetosella pubescens Kuntze; Oxalis bifida Willd. ex Zucc.; Oxalis glandulosa (R.Knuth) Pittier [Illegitimate]; Oxalis glandulosa Jacq.; Oxalis knuthii Pittier [Invalid]; Oxalis pubescens Kunth [Illegitimate]; Oxalis pubescens var. elatior Vatke ex R. Knuth; Oxalis pubescens var. glandulosa R.Knuth; Oxalis saulierei R. Knuth; Oxalis spiralis var. glandulosa (R. Knuth) J.F. Macbr.; Oxalis spiralis subsp. spiralis ; Xanthoxalis spiralis (G.Don) Holub);
Colombia (Boyacá, Caldas, Cauca, Cesar, Cundinamarca, Magdalena, Nariño, Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Quindío, Santander, Tolima, Valle), Peru, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Bolivia (Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz), Venezuela (Aragua, Barinas, Distrito Federal, Guarico, Lara, Merida, Miranda, Sucre, Tachira, Trujillo), India (Tamil Nadu (introduced)) as per Catalogue of Life;
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Oxalis spiralis G. Don, Gen. Hist. 1: 755 1831
Common name: Spiral oxalis
A carpet forming perennial herb with yellow spiral flowers, photographed from SFO Botanical Garden in California
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Location: Bombay Shola, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Altitude: ~2100 m
Habitat: Gregarious, on the roadside
Approx. height: 5 cm
Insertion of leaves: Whorled
Flower diameter and length: 0.5 × 1 cm
It is certainly an Oxalis sp. Unlikely to be Oxalis corniculata L. because of the altitude like Bombay shola. (2100m).
Since the flower has reddish veins outside the possibility is Oxalis spiralis Ruiz & Pav. ex G.Don
Further check at /species/m—z/o/oxalidaceae/oxalis .
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Yes. It looks like Oxalis spiralis Ruiz & Pav. ex G.Don
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Requesting to please ID this plant captured growing by the roadside in Ooty, Tamil Nadu in November 2013.
This is surely an Oxalis species, I cannot fix the species to those I know..
yes, this is an Oxalis, please check our group’s database for earlier discussions and keys. My internet is very slow here
Some Oxalis species in India & efi
Yes, this is Oxalis corniculata L.
This is Oxalis spiralis as per images and details herein.
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Requesting to please ID these plants (actually 2) captured at Dodabetta peak, Ooty in November 2013.
Apologies for the bad picture quality.
Yellow flowers or pink flowers? Both looks so out of focus.
Yellow flowers are of Oxalis spiralis G.Don as per images and details herein.