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Oxalis atacamensis Reiche

Place of Publication

Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 18: 286 (1894c)

Type citation

Chile, Atacama, Paposo. Philippi. XII 1853 . Holotype SGO. Isotype GH



  • Reiche (1894c)

    Reiche, K. F. 1894c. Zur Kenntnis der chilenischen arten der gattung Oxalis. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik 18: 259-305

  • Heibl (2005)

    Heibl, C 2005. Studies on the systematics, evolution and biogeography of Oxalis sections Caesiae, Carnosae, and Giganteae, endemic to the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Diploma thesis. University of Munich, Germany.

  • Shaw (2022)

    Shaw, J M H 2022. Shaw, J.M.H. Oxalis OXALIDACEAE. In: Eggli, U., Nyffeler, R. (eds) Dicotyledons: Rosids. Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants. Springer, Cham.


  • Shaw (2022)


Perennial or subshrub with slightly succulent stems, up to 20 cm tall


Very similar and perhaps the same as Oxalis rubrocincta from Peru (Shaw, 2022)