L.f., Suppl. 243 (1782).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Bulbs ovoid, 1-2 cm long, pointed; tunics brown; bulbils formed on the rhizome; rhizome long; stem hardly exserted; leaves 5-20; petioles 10-17 cm, compressed or narrowly winged, villous, broadened at the base; leaflets 3, obcordate, 1-5 cm long, 1-5 cm broad, glabrous above, pubescent below, ciliate.
Peduncle 5-25 cm, with 5-15 flowers in an umbel, rarely with 1 flower; sepals lanceolate, 6-9 mm long, sparsely to densely pubescent, sometimes with a dark spot at the base and the top; petals yellow, 15-20 mm long.
Capsules 10-16 mm long, with some hairs to sparsely pubescent.
||Oxalis compressa leaf and section of petiole.
Image source: fig 386b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Dyer (1962) Flowering Plants of Africa, 35:pl. 1364.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, YP, SL. native to South Africa. Probably a garden escape.
Flowering time: July — Nov.
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