Oxalis latifolia Kunth

 
  • Family : OXALIDACEAE
    (WOOD SORREL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Oxalidaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Oxalis latifolia Kunth
  • Common name : Broad-leaved Sorel
  • Vernacular name : Dodda hulisoppu (Kannada); Pulichan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded forests areas and roadsides
  • Key identification features : An annual herb with conical bulbs
  • Flower, Fruit : June-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Erkadu Hills (Salem district), Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : Central and tropical S. America
  • World Distribution : Widely spread as a weed of cultivation
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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 latifolia. Downloaded on 16 September 2019.

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