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Taxon: Brownea coccinea Jacq.

Genus: Brownea
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Caesalpinioideae tribe: Detarieae. Also placed in: Caesalpiniaceae
Nomen number: 7906
Place of publication: Enum. syst. pl. 26. 1760 (Select. stirp. amer. hist. 194, t. 121. 1763)
Name verified on: 29-Sep-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Aug-2006
No species priority site assigned.


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • scarlet flame-bean   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English

Distributional range:

    Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago
    Northern South America: Guyana; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil - Roraima


  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Howard, R. A. 1973. The Enumeratio and Selectarum of Nicolaus von Jacquin. J. Arnold Arbor. 54:435–470.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Pittier, H. F. 1916. New or noteworthy plants from Colombia and Central America. 5. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 18:153.
  • Velasquez, D. 1981. Revisión taxonómica de Brownea para Venezuela. Unpublished thesis (Universidad Central de Venezuela) 21.
  • Velazquez, D. 1992. Recognition of Brownea coccinea Jacq. subspecies capitella (Leguminosae : Caesalpinioideae). Novon 2:173.


Check other web resources for Brownea coccinea Jacq.:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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