Malabar Spinach

Indonesian: Gendola
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • (unranked): Angiosperm
  • (unranked): Eudicots
  • (unranked): Core eudicots
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Family: Basellaceae
  • Genus: Basella
  • Species: B. alba
  • non-toxic
  • among many other uses, the sap can be applied to acne areas to eliminate irritation
  • grows well in full sunlight, and hot, humid climates


Plant Overview

Malabar Spinach, binomial name Basella Alba, is a common edible vine found in many places across the world, most notably tropical Asia and Africa. It is eaten much like spinach, and is high in vitamins A and C, iron and calcium.

Taken From Wikipedia

Basella alba is an edible perennial vine in the family Basellaceae. It is found in tropical Asia and Africa where it is widely used as a leaf vegetable. It is known under various common names, including vine spinach, red vine spinach, climbing spinach, creeping spinach, buffalo spinach, malabar spinach and ceylon spinach among others.[1][2][3]

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