Basellaceae

Anredera Juss. [Not native]

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 21 October 2017

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  1. Anredera vesicaria (Lam.) C.F.Gaertn., Suppl. Carp. 3 (1807) 176; --Basella vesicaria Lam., Tabl. Encycl. (1792) t. 215. --Anredera scandens Sm. Cycl. 39(1) (1818) 1; --Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 201; --EPFP 2 (1923) 137; --Steen., Fl. Males. ser. 1, 5 (1957) 304. Neotropics. LUZON: Nueva Ecija, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas. Introduced to the Philippines by the Spaniards and thoroughly naturalized by the early 19th century. Common in thickets at low and medium elevation, preferring areas with pronounced dry season. Does not produce seeds locally. 

Basella L. [Not native]

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  1. Basella alba L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 272; --Steen., Fl. Males. ser. 1, 5 (1957) 301. --Basella rubra L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 272; --Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 200; EPFP 2 (1923) 137. Native country not exactly known but probably native in SE Asia. Of ancient introduction to Malesia and China; presently pantropical in distribution. Throughout the Philippines in settled areas, mostly in the lowlands, often cultivated. Common name: alugbati. Photos

Literature

Eriksson, R. 2007. A synopsis of Basellaceae. Kew Bulletin 62: 297-320.

Steenis, CGGJ van. 1955. Basellaceae. Flora Malesiana series 1, 5: 300-304

Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines. www.philippineplants.org

Copyright 2011, Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines

Last updated 11 December 2021