Biophytum reinwardtii

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Biophytum reinwardtii (Zucc.) Klotzsch
  • Synonyms : Oxalis reinwardtii Zucc.
  • Common Name : Reinwardt's Tree Plant
  • Plant Family : Oxalidaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Biophytum reinwardtii Plant :

  • Habit : An annual herb but looks like a miniature tree.
  • Stem : Erect, hairy.
  • Leaves : Compound and crowded near the base, leaflets oblong, 14-20 pairs.
  • Inflorescence : Umbels
  • Flowers : Yellow, pedicellate arising in umbels of 3-7 flowers.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : October - December
  • Significance : An ornamental plant.