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This species is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[KBu]

Eriksson, R. (2007). A Synopsis of Basellaceae. Kew Bulletin, 62(2), 297-320. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/20443356

Distribution
Known only from a few localities in central, eastern, and southern Madagascar
Ecology
Found at rather low altitudes.
Morphology General Habit
Scandent vine
Morphology Leaves
Leaf blades 3 - 9 x 1 - 4.5 cm, ovate to elliptic or lanceolate, at base attenuate to cuneate, at apex acute to acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sunken into rachis, probably cleistogamous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers yellowish to orangish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4 - 5 x 1.5 - 3.5 mm, equalling petals in length, ± erect, elliptic to broadly ovate, ± free from each other, at anthesis white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4 - 5 x 1.5 - 2.5 mm, ± erect, elliptic, connate 1/3 - 2/3 of their length, at anthesis white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 1, 3-parted almost to the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit c. 4 x 3 mm, tightly enclosed by persistent, thin and dry, usually eventually disappearing perianth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences up to 8 cm long, unbranched or sparingly branched, with stout axis becoming much thickened in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles minute or absent
Morphology Stem
Stem glabrous
Note
Among the syntypes on which Perrier de la Bathie (1950a) based his description of Basella leandriana, the specimen collected by Scott Elliot is here designated as lectotype.
Type
Madagascar, Fort Dauphin, April, Scott Elliot 2475 (lectotype K, designated here, photo GB!).

Native to:

Madagascar

Basella leandriana H.Perrier appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Baron, R. [5875], Madagascar K000362606
Scott Elliot, G.F. [2415], Madagascar K000362607

First published in Notul. Syst. (Paris) 14: 54 (1950)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Kew Bulletin

  • Perrier de la Bathie, H. (1950a). Les Basella de Madagascar. Notul. Syst. (Paris) 14: 53-56.

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Bulletin
Kew Bulletin
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0