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Oxalis brevis Phil.

Place of Publication

Anales Univ. Chile 82: 906 (1892-1893)

Type citation

Chile. Region de Coquimbo. Philippi s.n. SGO


  • Philippi R.A. (1892-93)

    Philippi, R.A. 1892-1893. Plantas nuevas Chilenas de la familia de las Malváceas, Malpighiáceas, Tropeóleas i Oxalídaceas. Anales de la Universidad de Chile 82: 305-325, 725-740, 895-915, 1095-1106

  • Shaw (2021)

    Shaw, J M H 2021. The identity of Oxalis megalorrhiza - a 300-year puzzle, Cactus World 39(1)67-72

  • Shaw (2021b)

    Shaw, J M H 2021. An Oxalis lost and found after 140 years. International Rock Gardener 144: 3–12

  • 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.




Desert and Coastal desert and semidesert

Distribution and habitat

Recently (2010 & 2021) rediscovered in three sites in Region Atacama between Totoral to Sarco. The Philippi type locality of La Serana (Region Coquimbo) my be an error (Shaw, 2022). Grows in small colonies in fine gravel of coastal plains.


  • Shaw (2022)


Succulent perennial with foliage flat to the ground