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Oxalis  smithiana Eckl. & Zeyh.   
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FamilyOXALIDACEAE
Genus species var.Oxalis  smithiana Eckl. & Zeyh. 
SynonymsOxalis galpinii Schltr.
Territory Southern AfricaCape ProvincesLesothoKwaZulu-NatalFree StateSwazilandNorthern Provinces
rocky slopes
Altitude30-2400m
Description acaulescent, glabrous, bulbs ovate, brownish, leaves long petiolate, leaflets bilobate, lobes patent, ovate, oblong or linear, punctate, sepals lanceolate
Size10-20cm
Colorbluish, lilac
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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