Bot. Cab. 11: t.1056 (1825) APNI
Herb with erect slender stems 15–30 cm high, silky-pubescent; bulb conical or ovoid-conical, acute, 4–6 cm long, tunic smooth, dark brown. Leaves cauline and or tufted on short branchlets, or terminal and congested, 3-foliolate; leaflets subsessile, bifurcate to the middle or beyond, cuneate-attenuate at the base, with divergent linear or narrow oblong lobes 5–8 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, lobe apices obtuse, glabrous above, silky-pubescent below, obscurely dotted all over with faint reddish-brown streaks which darken in drying; petioles 5–40 mm long, petioles as long as leaves or exceeding leaves; stipules inconspicuous, tapering into petiole. Inflorescences axillary on the upper part of the stem, 1–flowered; peduncles longer than leaves. Sepals lanceolate or linear lanceolate, 4–6 mm long, often silky-pubescent, with several elongate calli towards the apex; petals 18–25 mm long, pubescent, pink, yellow at base. Capsule not developed in Australia. Flowers Mar.-May
Also naturalised SA, NSW. Native to South Africa. Oxalis bifurca was collected once in 1925 from Little River Railway Reserve, but is now presumed extinct in Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||extinct||introduced|
|New South Wales|