Oxalis gigantea Barneoud
- Common Name:
- Family: Oxalidaceae R.Br.
- Country of Origin: Chile, Atacama Desert
- Habitat: southern Atacama Desert (fog desert, lomas formation)
- Description: Erect succulent shrub, to 2m; leaflets 3, obcordate, to about 5mm long; flowers yellow, to 2cm long, solitary or in 3-6 flowered umbels.
Plants found in plant communities known as lomas formations where a dense fog, locally known as camanchaca, nourishes plant communities.
More detail on Lomas Formations can be found at the Andean Botanical Information System website.
- Culture: Deciduous, summer dormant
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- Accession # 198502645
- Accession Date: 12-31-1985
- Bench: 2216 - XER:Atacama Fog Desert
- Qty: 2 confirmed on 12-21-2012
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: eurosid I
- Order: Oxalidales
- Family: Oxalidaceae
Hortus Third, LH Bailey Hortorium, 1976
Andean Botanical Information System
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