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A family of dicotyledonous plants in the order Geraniales, generally characterized by regular flowers, two or three times as many stamens as sepals or petals, a style which is not gynobasic, and the fruit which is a beakless, loculicidal capsule.
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Lemony fun citrus-like tangy flavor, can be used as seasoning for fish etc. Superficially resembles clover (3 heart-shaped leaves joined at tip) 5 petal flowers can be white, pink, red or yellow. The edible root tubers look like small red and white fingerling potatoes. Tastes great and lots of people eat it, but don't eat large amounts at once because of high levels of oxalic acid which binds calcium and is hard on the kidneys. It forms calcium oxalate which is insoluble.
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Outras fruteiras das familias Anacardiaceae, Malpighiaceae, Myrtaceae, Oxalidaceae, Passifloraceae e Sapotaceae sao plantas hospedeiras de moscas-das-frutas, garantindo a sobrevivencia das mesmas na entressafra da goiabeira, funcionando como hospedeiros alternativos.
Stricta Oxalidaceae Oxalis articulata Savigny 1996 Pp Oxalis corymbosa DC.
Oxalis illinoensis Oxalidaceae Harrison Maxwell & Thomas Schwegman 3552 Passiflora Passifloraceae Crawford W.
ONAGRACEAE 64 Oenothera laciniata Hill No reportado H OXALIDACEAE 65 Oxalis megalorrhiza Jacq.
Desse modo, em que pese o fato de essa Oxalidaceae ser considerada uma planta pouco exigente a fertilidade do solo (DONADIO et al.
Poaceae Eurasia Oxalis articulata Oxalidaceae S America Savigny Oxalis corymbosa DC.
Myrtaceae Peyara Leaf 36 Averrhoa carambola Oxalidaceae Kamranga Leaf L.
En el transcurso de la preparacion del fasciculo de Oxalidaceae para la Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes, se encontraron muestras de una planta de Oxalis L.
Oxalidaceae novae, post editionem monographiae meae (a.