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Oxalis  livida Jacq.   
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FamilyOXALIDACEAE
Genus species var.Oxalis  livida Jacq. 
SynonymsAcetosella livida (Jacq.) Kuntze
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
rocky slopes
Altitude80-300m
Description glabrous, bulbs ovate, stems leafy at apex, petioles crowded, long, leaflets obcordate, bilobate, adaxially green, abaxially purple, flowers 2-5 in umbel
Size2-20cm
Colorpinkish red
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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