Oxalis corniculata

Oxalis corniculata L.

Common Names

حمد (حَمْد)، حميض (حُمِّيض) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Cosmopolitan, especially warm regions.

Distribution in Egypt

Nile and Mediterranean regions, Oases, eastern desert (Along Suez Canal) and Sinai.


  • Oxalis repens Thunb. (synonym)
  • Oxalis villosa M. Bieb. (synonym)


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