Anredera Juss. [Not native]

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 21 October 2017

  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. Native of tropical Americas, here introduced by the Spaniards and thoroughly naturalized by the early 19th century. LUZON: Nueva Ecija, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas. Common in thickets at low and medium elevation, preferring areas with pronounced dry season. Does not produce seeds locally. 

Basella L. [Not native]

  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 the Old World both in Africa and tropical 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


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.

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