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This species is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar.

[KBu]

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

Distribution
In northern, western, and southern Madagascar.
Ecology
Known from rather low altitudes
Morphology General Habit
Twining vine
Morphology Leaves
Leaf blades 2 - 6 x 1 - 2.5 cm, ± elliptic, at base attenuate to cuneate, at apex acute to acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sunken into rachis, cleistogamous or sometimes chasmogamous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers probably yellowish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4 - 5.5 x 1.5 - 3.5 mm, equalling petals in length, ± erect, elliptic to ovate, ± free from each other, at anthesis whitish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4 - 5.5 x 1.5 - 2.5 mm, ± erect, elliptic to somewhat obovate, connate 1/3 - 2/3 of their length, at anthesis whitish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 1, 3-parted almost to the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit c. 2 mm in diam., tightly enclosed by persistent, thin and dry, usually eventually disappearing perianth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences up to 9 cm long, unbranched or sparingly branched, with rather stout axis not thickened in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles minute, ± triangular
Morphology Stem
Stem glabrous
Note
The variations of Basella madagascanensis and the closely related B. leandriana are not fully understood, and these species are not distinctly delimited from each other. Basella madagascariensis has much thinner infructescence axes than B. leandriana, and smaller, globose fruits, but these may in fact represent the extremes in a continuous variation of the same species. More material need to be examined before any conclusions about their delimitations can be drawn.
Type
Syntypes (Boivin 2029-5, Decary 18852, Humbert 12291, Perrier 4606 & 5236), lectotype not designated.

Native to:

Madagascar

Basella madagascariensis Boivin ex H.Perrier appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Notul. Syst. (Paris) 14: 55 (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.

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