Basella alba

Basella alba Basella alba Basella alba

Basella alba - Fleshy, glabrous, twining, perennial herbs. Leaves 2-5 cm long, 0.8-2.5 cm wide; petiole 0.3-1 cm long. Flowers greenish-white, about 3 mm long, in spikes 5-8 cm long. Fruits small, 1-seeded, about 0.5 cm in diameter.

Scientific Name Basella alba
Family Name BASELLACEAE
English Name Malabar spinach
Local Name Nivithi (නිවිති)
Sanskrit Name Upodikaa, Potaki, Amritvallari
Conservation Status Endangered (2012 NCS)
Status Native
Edible Parts Leaves and Young stems

Basella alba Basella alba Basella alba

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