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Taxon: Brownea coccinea Jacq.

Genus: Brownea
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Detarioideae
Nomen number: 7906
Place of publication: Enum. syst. pl. 26. 1760 (Select. stirp. amer. hist. 194, t. 121. 1763)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 29-Sep-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Aug-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

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

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Trinidad and Tobago
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Roraima]


  1. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage (Zander ed13)
  2. Howard, R. A. 1973. The Enumeratio and Selectarum of Nicolaus von Jacquin J. Arnold Arbor. 54:435-470.
  3. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  4. Pittier, H. F. 1916. New or noteworthy plants from Colombia and Central America. 5 Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 18:153.
  5. Velasquez, D. 1981. Revisión taxonómica de Brownea para Venezuela (M.S.) (Universidad Central de Venezuela) 21.
  6. 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 & 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=7906. Accessed 19 June 2019.