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Origin and Etymology of basella
borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Malayalam paśaḷa, pacaḷa “Malabar nightshade” ◆The Linnaean name (Species Plantarum, 1753, vol. 1, p. 272) is taken from the Hortus Malabaricus sponsored by Hendrik van Rheede, part 7 (Horti Malabarici pars septima, Amsterdam, 1688), plate 24 and p. 45.
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