Oxalidaceae Family:

Oxalidaceae R. Br.

The plant family Oxalidaceae was named and described as such by Robert Brown (James Hingston Tuckey is listed as an “In Author”) in Narrative of an Expedition to Explore the River Zaire in 1818.

As of 2-9-21 when I last updated this page, Plants of the World Online still lists 5 accented genera in this family commonly known as the wood sorrel family. There are a total of 657 accepted species listed between them with the genus Oxalis being the largest with 558 species. Genera include Averrhoa (5 species), Biophytum (78 species), Dapania (3 species), Oxalis (558 species), and Sarcotheca (13 species). Those numbers could change as updates are made.

For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family.


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