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Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella, Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean

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 Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean
Origin: South America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

A slow-growing, small tree with very large heads of red flowers which hang beneath the foliage. The leaflets are aristate, having an elongated apex. This species is less spreading than other brownia species, with some branches ascending. The leaves have 5-7 leaflets and are uniformly pinky brown when young. The inflorescences, which occur on the old twigs as well as the ends of the branches, are less densely packed than other species, but the flowers are somewhat larger giving a more lax look to the lanterns. The petals have a more magenta hue. The dark brown pods are not hairy. Brownea capitella is sometimes considered a subspecies of Brownea coccinea, which has small, bright red inflorescences and hairless green twigs. Close related species - Brownea grandiceps, Brownea ariza.


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 Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella, Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean

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Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella, Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean

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Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella, Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean

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Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella, Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean

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Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella, Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean

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Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella, Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean

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Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella, Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean

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Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella, Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean

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Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella, Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean

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Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella, Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean

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Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella, Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean

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Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella, Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean

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Brownea coccinea subsp. capitella, Brownea capitella, Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean

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Chanchal Maitra
Gangarampur, South Dinajpur, W.B, India
19 Oct 2011
Nice small tree, though the flowers are less attractive than that of the other species. New leaves are very attractive.
Iteng D Karyantara, S.Hut.
Bogor, Indonesia
4 Jun 2011
Mohon disertakan gambar Bunga Brownea capitella ketika sedang mekar maksimal, maksud saya yang benar-benar menyerupai "lampion" atau setidaknya saat mekar yang betul-betul mekar penuh.
terimakasih team redaksi.


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