Species within a genus

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OXALIS (G)
Sorrel(Le) Suring
Family: OXALIDACEAE
oxys, = sharp, keen, pointed; oxy-, = sharp, sour, pointed; -alis, -aris, = belonging or pertaining to, resembling, provided with. (oxalic acid content)
(LS, BL, Le)
Oxalis bifida (La)

Location: (K)
bis, bi-, = twice, twofold, having two-; findo, fidi, fissum = to cleave, split, part, separate, divide; a cleft, slit, fissure; (split-) bifidus, bis-findo, = cleft or divided into two parts. (divided; two-cleft to about halfway)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis caprina (La)
Bokspootjie(PS) Boksuring
Location: (F)
caper, = a he-goat, a goat; capra, = a she-goat; -inus, = indicating material or colour, hence possession or resemblance. caprinus, = of or pertaining to goats.
(ld, BL)
Oxalis commutata var, commutata (La)
Sorrel(PS) Suring
Location: (F, K)
commuto, = to alter wholly, change entirely; -atus, = indicates an action made or done. commutatus, = = a change, alteration.
(ld, BL)
Oxalis corniculata (La)
Creeping Sorrel(PS) Ranksuring Yellow Sorrel
Location: (F)
cornu, = a hard and generally crooked growth upon the head of many mammiferous animals; -culum, = diminutive; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. corniculatus, = in the form of a horn, horned. (with a small horn-like appendage curved in the form of a horn)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis dentata [Now O. livida var. livida] (La)
Knolsuring(PS)
Location: (F)
dens, dentis, = a tooth; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. dentatus, = having teeth; toothed. dentated, spiked, pointed. (toothed; usually with sharp teeth pointing outwards)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis depressa (La)
Suring(PS)
Location: (F)
deprimo, depressus, = to press down, weigh down, sink down, depress; lying low, depressed. (flattened from above, somewhat sunken at the centre)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis eckloniana var. sonderi
Purple Sorrel (Vo) Cape Sorrel (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
For Christian Friedrich Ecklon (1795-1868).** For Otto W. Sonder (1812 - 1881).**
(Ch)
Oxalis fergusonae

Location: (K)
For Mrs. Emily Pauline Reitz Ferguson (1872 ?).**
(Ch)
Oxalis glabra (La)
Tapytsuring(PS)
Location: (K)
glaber, glabra, = without hair, smooth, bald; (glabrous; smooth, hairless)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis heterophylla (G)
Tufted Sorrel (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
(h)eteros, = other (than usual), different, of other kind; (different, other, uneven) phyllon, = a leaf.
(LS, BL)
Oxalis hirta var. hirta (La)
Bottlebrush Sorrel (Wf)
Location: (F)
hirtus, = rough, hairy, shaggy, uneven surface.
(ld)
Oxalis incarnata (La)
White Sorrel (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
in- = denotes rest or motion within, on, upon, among, at; into, to towards; caro, carnis, = flesh; incarno, = to make flesh, -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. incarnari, incarnatus, = to be made flesh, become incarnate. (flesh-coloured)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis lanata var. lanata (La)

Location: (K)
lana, = wool; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. lanatus, = furnished with wool, bearing wool, wooly. (woolly; covered with long, dense, curled and matted hairs, resembling wool)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis lanata var. rosea (La)

Location: (K)
lana, = wool; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. lanatus, = furnished with wool, bearing wool, wooly. (woolly; covered with long, dense, curled and matted hairs, resembling wool) rosa, = a rose; the rose-bush, rose-tree; -eus, =indicates material or colour resemblance in quality. roseus, = of roses; rose coloured, rosy; ruddy, blooming. (erubescent, reddening)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis latifolia (La)
Red Garden Sorrel(PS) Rooituinsuring
Location: (F)
latus, lati-, = broad, wide; (broad, wide) folium, = a leaf. (broad-leaved)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis livida var livida (La)
Knolsuring(Sw) Water Sorrel (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
liveo,= to be of a bluish colour, black and blue, livid; lividus, = of a blue or leaden colour, bluish, blue; (a vague term which ‘may be defined as the peculiar livery effect of adding grey and black to the range of hues between blue and red’ (H.A. Dale), originally a blue or leaden colour)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis luteola (La)
Pienksuring(PS) Pink Sorrel(Wf) Golden Sorrel
Location: (F, K)
lutum, = a plant used in dyeing yellow, yellow-weed, dyer’s weed, weld; a yellow colour, yellow; -eus, = indicates material or colour or resemblance in quality. luteus, = golden-yellow, saffron-yellow, orange-yellow; -olus, = diminutive. luteolus, = yellowish. (is a little flat herb – LB)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis multicaulis (La)
multus, = much, great, many; caulis, = the stalk or stem of a plant. multicaulis, = many-stalked. (many-stemmed)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis obtusa (La)
Yellow-eyed Sorrel(Wf) Geeloogsuring(PS)
Location: (F)
obtundo, obtudi, obtusus, = to blunt, weaken, make dull, deprive of strength; blunted, blunt, dull, weak, faint, powerless; (blunt, obtuse, rounded)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis pes-caprae var. pes-caprae (La)
Common Sorrel(Wf) Klawersuring(PS) Varksuring Yellow Oxalis
Location: (F, K)
pes, pedis, = a foot; the stalk or pedicle of a fruit, especially of the grape; (foot; a foot-like part or organ, peduncle) capra, = a she-goat.
(ld, BL)
Oxalis polyphylla pentaphylla (G)
Vingersuring (PS)
Location: (F, K)
polys, polle, poly, = (of number ), many; (of size), heavy; (of value), much; phyllon, = a leaf. penta-, = five; phyllon, = a leaf.
(LS)
Oxalis polyphylla var. polyphylla (G)
Finger Sorrel(PS) Vingersuring(Wf) Narrow-leaved Sorrel
Location: (F, K)
polys, polle, poly, = (of number ), many; (of size), heavy; (of value), much; phyllon, = a leaf.
(LS)
Oxalis purpurea (La)
Grand Duchess Sorrel(Wf) Bobbejaansuring(PS) Joemapitsuring
Location: (F)
purpureus, = purple-coloured, purple; -eus, = indicates material or colour or resemblance in quality. (purple ‘dull red with a slight dash of blue’)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis stellata var. glandulosa (La)

Location: (F)
stella, = a star; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. stellatus, = set with stars, starry, stellate, starred. (stellate, starry, i.e. with narrow divisions radiating from a centre like the ray of a star) glans, = any acorn-shaped fruit; (gland (secretary organ), swelling or appendage resembling a gland in appearance, nut (one-seeded dry indehiscent fruit with hard pericarp) borne in a capule as an acorn) -ulus, = diminutive. -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. glandulosus, = full of kernels, glandulous.
(ld, BL)
Oxalis truncatula (La)
Purple Hairy-back Sorrel (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
truncus, = maimed, mutilated, deprived of some of its parts; imperfect or wanting in their parts; a piece cut off; a trunk or stem; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (truncate; ending abruptly as if cut straight across) -ulus, = diminutive.
(ld, BL)
Oxalis versicolor var. latifolia (La)

Location: (F)
verso, = to turn, wind, twist, or whirl bout often or violently; color, = colour, hue, tint. versicolor, = that changes its colour, of changeable colour; of various colours, party coloured. latus, lati-, = broad, wide; (broad, wide) folium, = a leaf. (broad-leaved)
(ld, BL)
Oxalis versicolor var. versicolor (La)
Sugarstick Sorrel (Wf)
Location: (F)
verso, = to turn, wind, twist, or whirl bout often or violently; color, = colour, hue, tint. versicolor, = that changes its colour, of changeable colour; of various colours, party coloured.
(ld)