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Perennial vines, ± fleshy, glabrous.
Leaf: simple, alternate, petioled [not], entire [toothed]; stipules 0.
Inflorescence: panicle [ raceme, spike], axillary or terminal; pedicel subtended by bract.
Flower: generally bisexual, radial, immediately subtended on pedicel by 2 bractlets; sepals 2; petals 5[–13], ± fused basally into shallow cup; nectary a ring; stamens 5[–9], from petal cup, basally fused, basally widened; ovary superior, chamber 1, styles 3, ± fused basally.
Fruit: utricle, indehiscent, fleshy or papery, enclosed in dry perianth.
4 genera, ± 20 species: tropics, subtrop, mostly Am; some cultivated (Anredera, ornamental; Basella, edible leaves; Ullucus, edible tubers). [Bogle 1969 J Arnold Arbor 50:590–598; Nowicke 1996 Syst Bot 21:187–208] Based on anatomy, some authors interpret sepals as bracts, petals as sepals; Basella alba L. cult in CA. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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