Oxalis corniculata L.

 
  • Family : OXALIDACEAE
    (WOOD SORREL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Oxalidaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Oxalis corniculata L.
  • Common name : Common Sorrel, Indian Sorrel, Yellow wood, Creeping oxalis, creeping wood-sorrel, Inda
  • Vernacular name : Amrul sak, Chukutri pathiya, Tinpathiya (Hindi); Pullampurchi soppu, Hulisoppu (Kannada); Puliarai (Tamil); Pulichinta (Telugu); Ambiliti, Kumari (Oria); Changeri (Sanskrit); Ambusi, Ambuti, Tipani (Marathi); Kottampulichan, Poliyarala, Puliyarila, Pulivayila, Pulichappadi, Pulisanthala, Pulichan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : In hills above 500m. Widely distributed. Also in wastelands, fallow fields and under shade.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kurnool district, East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Oxalis corniculata. Downloaded on 20 September 2019.

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