Basellaceae

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. Distribution: Neotropics. LUZON: Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Rizal. Notes: 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. Naturalized.

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. Notes: 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. Naturalized.

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