Oxalis palmifrons

Roy Herold via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 14:54:57 PST
I'd like to share a picture of O. palmifrons that we found in South 
Africa on the IBSA tour back in 2011. This was at the top of the Komberg 
Pass, south of Sutherland in the Northern Cape. This was by far the 
coldest location we encountered on the trip, and it was *very* windy. 
Full sun, of course.

I also posted this pic and a couple of others to iNaturalist.


The consensus there was that these plants were much larger than usual. 
One of the resident South African oxalis experts speculated that this 
population may be polyploid. The palmifrons we encountered closer to 
Middelpos were much smaller, but still larger than ones we have in 

All of which makes you wonder if the one we have in cultivation is a 

NW of Boston
5F this morning
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