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Family: OXALIDACEAE 

 Oxalis succulenta
 


 Photo by
Marc Altenloh.

 
Author:   François Marius Barnéoud, 1845
Family:  Oxalidaceae
Origin:  Chile, Peru
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  30-100 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Acetosella succulenta Kuntze, 1891


 Photo by
Marc Altenloh.

  This member of the Oxalidaceae family was described by François Marius Barnéoud in 1845. It is found in Chile and Peru, growing in a well drained soil wit some water and lots of sun. The root will grow to three centimetres in diameter, the stem to 30 or even 100 centimetres. The flowers are yellow, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and root cuttings.

The genera name means 'sharp, pungent', as to leaf taste. The species name means 'succulent, fleshy'.


Photo from Sciencephoto.com.