Taxon: Oxalis barrelieri L.

Genus: Oxalis
Family: Oxalidaceae
Nomen number: 447742
Place of publication: Sp. pl. ed. 2, 1:624. 1762
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 25-Jan-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Feb-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • oseille marron  (Source: F LAnt) - French
  • oseille savane  (Source: F LAnt) - French
  • trèfle  (Source: F LAnt) - French

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: (fide F PuertoR; F Viti)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua; Barbados ; Dominica ; Dominican Republic ; Grenada ; Guadeloupe ; Martinique ; Montserrat ; Puerto Rico ; St. Lucia ; St. Vincent and Grenadines St. Vincent; Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad
    • Central America: Costa Rica ; Nicaragua ; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana ; Guyana ; Suriname ; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia ; Colombia ; Ecuador Los Rios, Napo, Pastaza; Peru Amazonas, Loreto, San Martin

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Tanzania ; Uganda
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka
    • Malesia: Christmas Island ; Indonesia Java, Sumatra; Malaysia
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Pacific

    • Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia ; Palau
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji


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  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Burger, W. C., ed. Flora costaricensis. (F CostaR)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  • Liogier, A. H. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-. (F Hispan)
  • Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). (F Nicaragua)
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Oxalis barrelieri L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.