Basella alba L.

, Sp. Pl. 1: 272 (1753). BHL
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.


Basionym of
Basella oleracea var. alba (L.) Alef., Landw. Fl. 281 (1866).
Replaced synonym of
Basella oleracea Alef., Landw. Fl. 281 (1866).