Basella alba L.

Common name

English: Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

German: Malabarspinat

Mandarin: 落葵 (luo kui)

Portuguese: Bertália

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Caryophyllales (100)

        Family: Basellaceae (1) (family description)

          Genus: Basella (1)

           Epithet: alba L. (6)

Synonym: Basella japonica Burm.f.

alba => white

japonica => from Japan

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: pink, white

External links

Check for Basella alba at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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