ID in an Andean canyon
Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:33:34 PST
Hi Andrew,
That foliage looks an awful lot like Oxalis stipularis, which is a South American species.  It grows very freely during summer, multiplies very well, and can sit dry in a pot for winter.  One would need to see flowers to confirm the ID, and there are lots of other oxalis in South America, but O. stipularis is definitely a possibility.  
Ernie DeMarie
Tuckahoe NY Z6/7

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Subject: [pbs] ID in an Andean canyon

I've been looking through my files of plants seen when in Argentina a few
ears ago and, over the past month, have posted messages on the bulbs seen.
ere is another: 
It was taken in northern Argentina in a deep canyon through which a river
lowed. The whole place was humid and on the nearly vertical rock walls grew
any plants, notably cacti, begonias, bromeliads and ferns. In this shot the
ebutia is R. jajoiana but I do not know what the unusual bulbous bloom is.
mall pieces of debris from the canyon walls are noticeable. At first
bservation I even thought that with the humidity and lichens present it
ight be a moss ally! But, no, it is not. So, I call upon you experts of
hose parts to render advice.  
Andrew Wilson
an Diego
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