Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Vines with branching annual shoots from a fleshy rhizome. Leaves fleshy. Inflorescence an axillary raceme or spike, simple or branched; bracteoles 4, in 2 pairs appressed to the base of the perianth, the lower pair small, upper pair larger and sepaloid or petaloid; tepals shortly connate and enclosing the ovary at the base, widely spreading at anthesis, thickening and enveloping the ovary in fruit; stamen filaments dilated at base; style shallowly to deeply 3-fid. Fruit globose, enveloped by the thickened perianth segments; pericarp fleshy; seed lentiform.

5–10 species from southern North America to South America; 1 naturalised in Australia.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Basellaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
family Basellaceae
Higher taxa
genus Anredera
Subordinate taxa