Basella alba L.

, Sp. Pl. 1: 272 (1753).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Species Plantarum
1: 272
Date of Publication
1 May 1753
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Collector Team
D. H. Nicolson 2848
Habitat in Syria?
Collection Date
7 Dec 1966
Type Herbaria
neotype BM
isoneotype US?
Chosen By
Sidwell Novon 9(4): 563. 1999
Distribution Of Types
Mahakali Zone: Kanchapur District, 15 miles W. of Dhangarhi, Nepal (Indian Subcontinent, Asia-Tropical)


B. alba L. (1753) and B. rubra L. (1753) have equal priority; Roxburgh (Fl. Ind. 2: 275. 1832) chose to accept B. alba and cited B. rubra as a synonym; his choice established the priority of B. alba over B. rubra.