in Woodson et al., Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 67: 840 (1980) APNI
Herb with stems not evident; bulbs globose, 1–3 cm long, tunics pale brown, vertically ribbed, ciliate with long hairs; bulbils formed from old bulbs, sessile. Leaves basal, 3-foliolate; leaflets subsessile, obcordate, 10–40 mm long, 10–50 mm wide, narrowly notched, green, glabrous above, sparsely pubescent and finely punctate with raised orange calli below, margins ciliate, sinus narrow, to c. one-fifth of leaflet length, lobes with rounded apices to c. 12 mm apart; petioles 5–20 cm long, sparsely hairy; stipules conspicuous, long and narrow, tapering into petioles. Inflorescences basal, 8–15-flowered; peduncles longer than leaves, sparsely hairy; pedicels 0.5–2 cm long, hairy. Sepals lanceolate, 5–7 mm long, sparsely hairy, green with 2(–4) orange-brown apical calli; petals 12–18 mm long, pink. Capsule not developed in Australia. Flowers Nov.-Apr.
*EGL, *GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *VVP. Naturalised in all States. Native to South America.
In Victoria, Oxalis debilis var. corymbosa appears to be an uncommon weed, with the majority of specimens collected in or near the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, with a single collection from Sunshine (western suburb of Melbourne), and an isolated collection from Orbost in eastern Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|