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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Basellaceae
Genus: Basella
Species: B. alba – B. excavata – B. leandriana – B. madagascariensis – B. paniculata

Basella L., Sp. Pl. 1: 272. (1753)
Type species: Basella rubra L. Sp. Pl. 1: 272. (1753)


Gandola Rumph. ex Raf., Sylva Tellur.: 60 (1838)


Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum 1: 272.
'eFloras 2008. Basella in Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Basella in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 May 17. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Basella. Published online. Accessed: May 17 2017. 2017. Basella. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 May 17.

Vernacular names
English: Climbing Nightshade
русский: Базелла
Tiếng Việt: Chi Mồng tơi

The genus Basella is the type genus of the plant family Basellaceae. Basella contains five known species.[2] Three species are endemic to Madagascar, and one is endemic to southeastern Africa. The fifth is widespread across Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, and New Guinea.[1]

Basella alba L. - Indian Subcontinent, Indochina, Malaysia,, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea; naturalized in Africa, southern China, Central America, and various oceanic islands
Basella excavata Scott-Elliot - Madagascar
Basella leandriana H.Perrier - Madagascar
Basella madagascariensis Boivin ex. H.Perrier - Madagascar
Basella paniculata Volkens - Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Transvaal, Kwazulu-Natal


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Basella. The Plant List.

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