Acceptable Oxalis

Wed, 29 Apr 2009 06:05:20 PDT
I would add to Ron's useful categories another broad group, really a
number of groups, that range from herbaceous (non-geophytic) to
shrubby. Some are truly woody and others are succulent, or simply
herbs. This is a sizable group, especially in tropical South America,
and with a few exceptions they are very poorly known in cultivation.
Some, like O. rusciformis, are especially interesting. This "group"
suffers as much or more than the South African species from hardly any
attention from botanists. Slogging through the older literature, when
available, is not an easy way to name these plants or learn more about
them. What we need is solid taxonomic revisionary work from brave and
energetic students.


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