Type : Seeds
Quntity : 04 seeds
Brownea coccinea is a tree with a dense, spreading crown; it can grow 6 - 9 metres tall .The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and a drink. A very ornamental tree, it is commonly cultivated in tropical and subtropical gardens where it is valued especially for its large heads of orange-red flowers which hang primarily beneath the foliage, on older branches.
A plant of moderate rainfall areas of the tropics, it is also cultivated in subtropical areas. A slow-growing tree.
Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen
The bark of this species and Clusia grandiflora are boiled into a hot beverage resembling chocolate milk
We have no specific information for this species, but in general the wood of Brownea species is not of high quality. The sapwood is brownish-grey, odourless, tasteless, hard and heavy. The dark-brown to black heartwood is often not developed, it can be durable but is not attractive. The wood finishes smoothly but splinters easily.