Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Oxalidales

Oxalidaceae - Oxalis or sorrel family

Exell, A.W. (1963) Oxalidaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs, sometimes shrubs or trees. Stipules present or 0. Leaves alternate or in a cluster, digitate or pinnate. Flowers in cymes, pseudumbels or solitary, bisexual, hypogynous, actinomorphic. Sepals and petals 5. Stamens 10(-15), 2(-3)-seriate. Styles 5, separate. Ovary superior, 5-locular with 2-many ovules.Fruit a dehiscent capsule.

Worldwide: 6 genera and 775 species, tropical and temperate.

Malawi: 2 genera and 14 taxa.

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Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

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Biophytum DC.Description, Image
Oxalis L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Oxalidaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Oxalidaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Oxalidaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Oxalidaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Oxalidaceae
Flora of Zambia: Oxalidaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oxalidaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Oxalidaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oxalidaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Oxalidaceae
Wikipedia: Oxalidaceae


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Oxalidaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=163, retrieved 21 August 2019

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