Claude-Casimir Gillies, 1832
||Medium - Maximum
Wood Sorrel, Silver Shamrock, Pink Carpet Oxalis, Pink
Buttercups, Pink Sauerklee, Sandoxalis
adenophylla, Kuntze, 1891.
Acetosella bustillosii, Kuntze,
Oxalis bustillosii Phil. 1856.
This member of the
Oxalidaceae family was described by Claude-Casimir Gillies in 1832.
It is found up in the mountains of Chile and Argentina, growing in well-drained
soil with some water and some to full sun. The caudex will get five
centimetres in diameter, the leaves reaches for ten centimetres. The
flowers are pink, and it can be reproduced both by seeds and dividing
the tuber-like caudex.
The genera name means 'sharp,
pungent', as to leaf taste. The species name
means 'bearing glands upon the leaves'.
Also seen in IPNI as Geraniaceae.