Malabar

Basella alba

  • Malabar
  • Malabar
  • Flower name
    Malabar
  • Scientific name
    Basella alba
  • AliasRed Malabar nightshade, 蔓紫, Indian spinach, Malabar spinach
  • Place of originSouth-East Asia
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September

What is Malabar

Malabar (scientific name:Basella alba, Basella rubra.) is a annual vines grass vegetable of the family Basellaceae native to South-East Asia. Stem length is 300 - 400 cm and stem color is purple (native), green. Flower color is white or light pink and flowers are spikes. The leaves are wide oval is green. There are no petals and flowering is from June to September. The leaves and stems become the vegetables andbecom stickiness by scalding. It is fried by Chinese food and ingredient of the soup by the Vietnamese cuisine. It includes β-carotene and vitamin C, iron content, calcium, magnesium in an ingredient.

Common name: Malabar, scientific name:Basella alba, origin: Southeast Asia, producing: production in Japan, Fukushima Prefecture and living types such as Miyagi Prefecture, Tokushima prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture: vine annual grass, stem length: 300 - 400 cm, stem color: purple (native), green, Leaf quality: sticky little, large, soft and wall thickness, leaf shape oval, leaf edge : entire, flower color: white and light pink, flowers: spikes, flowers of location: axil or shoot apical meristems, petals: nothing, flowering: June - September, fruiting period: July - October, fruit color: purple, number of seeds: 1, uses: green and yellow vegetables, use parts: leaf stalks, season: June-August with summer vegetables.


  • Eye
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Basellaceae
  • Genus
    Basella
  • Species
    B. alba or B. rubra
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeAnnual vines grass vegetable
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height300.0 ~ 400.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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