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FamilyOXALIDACEAE
Genus species var.Oxalis  melanosticta Sond. 
SynonymsAcetosella melanosticta (Sond.) Kuntze
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
rocky slopes
Altitude500-600m
Description bulbs small, ovoid, brown, leaflets orbiculate, crenate, adaxially long appresed sericeous, abaxially subhirsute, black punctate, sepals lanceolate, floral tube yellow
Size2-14cm
Colorwhite, pale yellow
Bloomearly spring
Ca
Typetuberous perennial
Cultivation
alpine house, dry rest in summer, watering from November
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 months 18-21°C
division of resting tubers
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
African Plant Database www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/bd.php
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