A family of 4 genera and 15-20 species, pantropic but more prolific in tropical America.
Anredera - A genus of about 5-10 species in tropical America; one species has become naturalised in Australia. Steenis (1957).
Steenis, C.G.G.J. van (1957). Basellaceae. In 'Flora Malesiana.' Ser. 1, Vol. 5, (P. Noordhoff Ltd: Groningen.), pp. 300-304.
Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1983). Basellaceae. In 'Flora of south-eastern Queensland.' Vol.1, (Queensland Department of Primary Industries: Brisbane.), pp.107-108.