The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Oxalis purpurata Jacq., 1798



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1940 or before

Rediscovered in ?



Bokkeveld Escarpment near Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape Province, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Jacquin, N. J. (1798). Oxalis Monographia, Iconibus Illustrata III 57: 356. Wappler, Vienna.


Other references:

Dreyer, L.L., Oberlander, K.C. & Pillay, D. 2011. Oxalis purpurata Jacq. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/06/07.

Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Oberlander, K. C., Dreyer, L. L. and Roets, F. (2010). Rediscovery and taxonomic position of the rare Oxalis purpurata. Bothalia 40: 177-178.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


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