Oxalis pes-caprae L.

Oxalis pes-caprae L.


    • =Oxalis cernua Thunb.
    • =Oxalis libyca Viv.

    Taxon info

    Oxalis pes-caprae, a native of South Africa, is a highly invasive species in many parts of the world with a Mediterranean-type climate, spreading by vegetative propagules and very difficult to eradicate once established. In Greece it is abundant, particularly in olive groves in the Aegean area, painting them yellow in the late winter and early spring. It has spread even to small islands and has presumably reached its climatically limited distribution area.A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, Th., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A. & Tzanoudakis, D. 2013: Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31: p. 352 [Plate 18.4]


    GR(IoI SPi Pe StE EC NE NAe WAe Kik KK EAe

    Greece (East Aegean islands present; East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present; North Aegean islands present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)


    Alien / Established


    [South African]


    Geophyte (Cryptophyte)


    Agricultural and Ruderal habitats

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81



    CountryDateCollector + collecting numberHerbariaTypeScanDerivatives
    Greece2017-04-08Willing,R. & Willing, E. -20046HWilling
    Citation: Greece, Lassithi, W Milatos, 35°18'33.012"N, 25°33'28.008"E, 8 Apr 2017, Willing,R. & E. Willing -20046 (HWilling JACQ-ID 1184037)

    Specimen summary: HWilling JACQ-ID 1184037
    Preferred stable URI: http://willing.jacq.org/object/JACQID1184037

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