Oxalis lasiandra

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Oxalis lasiandra
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Oxalidales
Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Oxalis
Species: O. lasiandra
Binomial name
Oxalis lasiandra
  • Ionoxalis conzattiana Rose
  • Ionoxalis gonzalesii Rose
  • Ionoxalis lasiandra (Zucc.) Rose
  • Oxalis conzattiana (Rose) R. Knuth
  • Oxalis gonzalesii (Rose) R. Knuth

Oxalis lasiandra, common names palm tree oxalis and Mexican shamrock, is a plant species native to the Mexican State of Oaxaca but grown as an ornamental in other regions.[2] It occurs in Quercus-Acacia and Quercus forests at elevations of 1,700–2,160 m (5,580–7,090 ft).[3]

Oxalis lasiandra is a perennial herb up to 40 cm (16 in) tall. It is closely related to O. magnifica but the bulb scales have 15–25 nerves. Leaves have 7–9 leaflets. Flowers are pink to crimson, drooping at night but pointing upward in the daytime.[3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ "!Oxalis lasiandra Zucc". Tropicos. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ Speciosus Gartenspezialitäten
  3. ^ a b Pacific Bulb Society
  4. ^ Zuccarini, Joseph Gerhard. 1843. Allgemeine Gartenzeitung 2: 245.
  5. ^ Rose, Joseph Nelson. 1906. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 10(3): 113.
  6. ^ Denton, M. F. 1973. "A monograph of Oxalis, section Ionoxalis (Oxalidaceae) in North America". Publications of the Museum. Michigan State University. Biological Series 4(10): 457–615.