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Common name

English: Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

German: Malabarspinat

Mandarin: 落葵 (luo kui)

Portuguese: Bertália

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Caryophyllales (121)

        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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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