Oxalis chapmaniae Exell

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Oxalis chapmaniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park.

Oxalis chapmaniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Oxalis chapmaniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Oxalis chapmaniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Oxalis chapmaniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Oxalis chapmaniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Oxalis chapmaniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Oxalis chapmaniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Oxalis chapmaniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chelinda Campsite, Nyika National Park

Oxalis chapmaniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chelinda Campsite, Nyika National Park

Oxalis chapmaniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chelinda Campsite, Nyika National Park

Oxalis chapmaniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chelinda Campsite, Nyika National Park

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally fairly frequent.
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with vertical rhizome up to 10 cm. long, stemless or almost so. Bulb ovoid, up to 2 cm long. Leaves 3–5 in a basal rosette, 3-foliolate; leaflets very narrowly elliptic to linear, 4–8 cm long, almost hairless; petiole 4–16 cm long, sparsely pubescent or almost hairless. Inflorescences in 4–7-flowered pseudumbels arising from the leaf-rosettes; peduncle 7–24 cm long, pubescent or nearly hairless. Flowers purple, magenta-pink or carmine, whitish near the base. Sepals elliptic, 5–6 mm long, pubescent or nearly hairless, orange-coloured at the apex. Petals oblong-elliptic, up to 18 mm long, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chapmaniae: named after Elizabeth Chapman (1928- ), who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: Montane grassland.
Altitude range: 2130 - 2470 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the Nyika Plateau, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Thursday 28 March 2019
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 60 - 61. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 223. (Includes a picture).

Exell, A.W. (1963). Oxalidaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 152 - 154. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 83.

Willis, C.K., Burrows, J.E., Fish, L., Phiri, P.S.M., Chikuni, A.C. & Golding, J. (2001). Developing a greater understanding of the flora of the Nyika Syst. Geogr. Pl. 71(2) Page 999.

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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: Species information: Oxalis chapmaniae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=194520, retrieved 16 December 2019

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