Oxalis tetraphylla (Introduced)

Oxalis tetraphylla Cav., Icon. 3: 19 1795. (syn: Acetosella deppei (Lodd.) Small; Acetosella tetraphylla (Cav.) Kuntze; Ionoxalis cuernavacana Rose; Ionoxalis deppei (Lodd.) Small; Ionoxalis divaricata Small; Ionoxalis mucronata Rose ex Small; Ionoxalis scopulorum Rose; Ionoxalis tetraphylla (Cav.) Rose; Oxalis chiriquensis R.E.Woodson; Oxalis cuernavacana (Rose) Knuth; Oxalis deppei Schltdl. ex Hemsl.; Oxalis hayi Knuth; Oxalis mucronata (Rose ex Small) Knuth; Oxalis pseudotetraphylla Knuth; Oxalis scopulorum (Rose) Knuth; Oxalis tlalpamensis Knuth; Sassia tetraphylla (Cav.) J.Holub);         
     
Mexico (Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Ciudad de Mexico, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, Zacatecas), Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Isla Guadalupe, Austria (I), Croatia (I), France (I), Croatia (I), Australia (I) (New South Wales (I)), Taiwan (I), Korea (I), Java (I), Vietnam (I), India (I), La Runion (I), Cameroon (I) as per Catalogue of Life;


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Oxalis tetraphylla found growing wild in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
Although it is native to Central America, I think it is naturalized here.
Found flowering in June.


Binomial name : Oxalis tetraphylla Cav.
Family: Oxalidaceae
Local Habitat: Evergreen and Shola forests
Place of photographed : The Nilgiris, Tamilnadu 
Stem less, perennial herb from an ovoid bulb, without rhizomes or stolons. Leaves radical, 4-6 per plant. Flowers  2.5 cm wide; pedicels to 3 cm, sepals 5, ovate-acute 8x3 mm. petals 5, rose to brick red. Stamens 5+5; ovary elliposoid, 5x3 mm. styles 5, thrice as long as ovary; ovules 3-5 per cell

Leaf image?
Leaves can be seen in the background in 2nd image. ... has posted leaf images in another post.

 


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