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The Venezuelan Rose (Brownea grandiceps) is a species of tree in the Fabacean family. Some of their common names are rose of Venezuela and scarlet flame bean . It is a plant native to South America, but is now grown as an ornamental tree in tropical gardens.

Description

The rose of Venezuela is a small tree. It grows slowly and is of thick branches. It can reach 6 meters or 20 feet in height. The - has grayish-brown, and its bark is slightly rasp. The stems of its leaves are hairy. Its leaves are opposite, elongated and from 12 to 18 pairs of flakes oblong or lanceolate ending in a point of bristle. When the first time the fallen leaves are developed they are pale green with small pink and cream colored spots, but as they mature they become brownish-pink and finally a uniform shade of green. The globular inflorescences contain numerous crimson, red, tubular flowers deep pink or purple, each with a projection of stamens and style. The flowers can be up to 20 centimeters in diameter and are usually hung below the foliage. The seeds are contained in clusters of long brown and hairy pods.

Distribution

The Venezuelan rose is endemic to Brazil, Ecuador, Honduras and Colombia where the plant grows In the rainforest. It has a minimum temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit or 13 degrees Celsius and will be fed in 2 ways, in full sun and partial shade.

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