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  Basella alba
 
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  Family: BASELLACEAE
  Citation:  Basella alba L., Sp. Pl. 272. 1753; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 247. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 332. 1984; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 677. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 330. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 262. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 257. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 598. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 675. 2009. Basella rubra L., Sp. Pl. 272. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 20. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1185(830). 1925. Basella alba L. var. rubra (L.f.) J.L. Stewart, Punjab Pl. 177.1869; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 297. 1995.
  Malayalam Name(s): Basala, Basalacheera, Pasalikeera, Pappadacheera, Vasalacheera
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Indian spinach, Malabar Spinach
  Description: Twining fleshy herbs; stems terete, glabrous. Leaves to 5 x 4 cm, ovate, acute or obtuse, rounded at base, thick, fleshy, glabrous; petiole 1 cm long. Flowers in axillary, stout, erect, 3-10 cm long spikes; bracts ovate, bracteoles orbicular; perianth calycine, lobes 5, 4 mm long, united at base; stamens 5, antitepalous, free; ovary glabrous, 1-celled; ovule 1, styles 3, stigma linear. Utricle globose, 5 mm across, fleshy, white, glabrous.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-February
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist and dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Native of Tropical Asia and Africa, often cultivated
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chengamperu, Alampetty, Kumily, Keerapady, Thenmalai, Kappakada
   
 
   
 
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