2424.000 Basella L.

Walters, S.M. et al. (eds) (1989) The European Garden Flora. Vol. III. Dicotyledons (Part I). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Twining herbs with long, much-branched stems to 9 m. Leaves fleshy, petiolate. Flowers bisexual in usually simple spikes. Bracteoles 2, connate in a cup. Perianth urceolate, white, red or purple. Filaments erect and straight in bud. Fruit spherical.

Derivation of name: Native Malabar name

Worldwide: 5 species; 3 in Madagascar, 1 in Africa and one pantropical.

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Basella:

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Flora of Malawi: Basella
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Basella
Flora of Mozambique: Basella
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Basella
Flora of Zambia: Basella

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Basella
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Basella
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Basella
Wikipedia: Basella
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Basella
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Basella

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Basella.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2285, retrieved 17 August 2022

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