pbs Digest, Vol 10, Issue 32

David Victor davidxvictor@mailblocks.com
Wed, 26 Nov 2003 06:07:21 PST
Mary Sue wrote:

  And does anyone have
>any information about Oxalis tomentosa which is illustrated by Bill Dijk?

Superficially, the foliage of O. tomentosa is similar to O. 
palmifrons.  However, the former is a light, yellow green, whilst the 
latter is a darker blue-green.  Also, the former tends to have a few of the 
segments forming a raised tuft in the centre, whereas the latter is totally 

To me, the tri-foliate description you mention doesn't fit.  Indeed, 
Salter's description  has the plant with 5 - 15, leaves on 5cms petioles, 
with patent hairs:  leaflets 10 - 20.

Whilst I can't be certain, Bill's plant looks correct to me.

Best regards,
David Victor 

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