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Common name
acedera (Spanish), acederilla (Spanish), pink shamrock (English), broadleaf woodsorrel (English), trebol falso (Spanish), broad-leaf wood-sorrel (English), shamrock (English), trèfle (French), purple-flowered oxalis (English), oseille (French), trebol de jardin (Spanish), trebol de huerta (Spanish), trebol (Spanish), azedinha-de-folhas-roxas (Portuguese), fishtail oxalis (English), garden pink-sorrel (English)
Ionoxalis martiana , (Zucc.) Small
Oxalis martiana , Zucc.
Ionoxalis vallicola , Rose
Oxalis vallicola , (Rose) R. Knuth
Similar species
Oxalis latifolia is a perennial herb native to North, Central and South America. It mainly reproduces vegetatively, via bulbils and bulbs, and commonly grows in gardens, cultivated areas, orchards, crop fields and nurseries. O. latifolia is now found worldwide and is known to be invasive in the following areas: Australia, Galapagos Islands, Indonesia, Kermadec Islands, Mauritius, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Despite its native status, it is also considered to be a weed in Guadeloupe, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States.

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Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment


Publication date: 2010-06-08

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2024) Species profile: Oxalis latifolia. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Oxalis+latifolia on 04-03-2024.

Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Oxalis latifolia
  • belize
  • bolivia
  • canada
  • colombia
  • costa rica
  • cuba
  • ecuador
  • el salvador
  • guadeloupe
  • guatemala
  • honduras
  • martinique
  • mexico
  • nicaragua
  • panama
  • peru
  • puerto rico
  • united states
  • venezuela
Informations on Oxalis latifolia has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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12 references found for Oxalis latifolia

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Bermuda Natural History Museum, undated. Bermuda species database Bermuda Natural History Museum, PO Box FL 145, Flatts, FL BX, Bermuda.
Devendra, R.; Umamahesh, V.; Prasad, T. V. Ramachandra; Prasad, T. G.; Asha, S. T.; Ashok, 2004. Influence of surfactants on efficacy of different herbicides in control of Cyperus rotundus and Oxalis latifolia. Current Science (Bangalore). 86(8). April 25, 2004. 1148-1151.
IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)., 2010. A Compilation of Information Sources for Conservation Managers.
Summary: This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: Baits & Lures, Non Target Species, Eradication, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Weeds, Herbicides etc. This compilation is at present in Excel format, this will be web-enabled as a searchable database shortly. This version of the database has been developed by the IUCN SSC ISSG as part of an Overseas Territories Environmental Programme funded project XOT603 in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment. The compilation is a work under progress, the ISSG will manage, maintain and enhance the database with current and newly published information, reports, journal articles etc.
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2007. Oxalis latifolia Kunth, Oxalidaceae
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/pier/species/oxalis_latifolia.htm [Accessed 3 May 2010]
Pandey, A. K.; Singh, G.; Mishra, O. P., 2000. Effect of flooding on the control of Oxalis latifolia H.B.K. Agricultural & Biological Research. 16(1-2). December, 2000. 30-36.
General information
Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW) 2007. Oxalis latifolia
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/gcw/species/oxalis_latifolia/ [Accessed 4 October 2010]
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) 2010. Oxalis latifolia Kunth.
Summary: Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=29086 [Accessed 4 October 2010]
Robb, Sheila M., 1963. Oxalis latifolia Kunth. New Phytologist, Vol. 62, No. 1 (Mar., 1963), pp. 75-79
Singh B. P., 1989. Invasion of plants in Ganganagar District of Rajasthan India. Journal of Economic & Taxonomic Botany. 13(2). 1989. 281-283.
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Oxalis latifolia
acedera, acederilla, pink shamrock, broadleaf woodsorrel , trebol falso, broad-leaf wood-sorrel, shamrock, trèfle, purple-flowered oxalis, oseille, trebol de jardin, trebol de huerta, trebol, azedinha-de-folhas-roxas, fishtail oxalis, garden pink-sorrel
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(2024). Oxalis latifolia. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).