Brownea

(Patrick Brown wrote a history of Ja maica). Leguminosez. Several small evergreen trees of trop. Amen, allied to Amherstia, but little known in the Amer. trade. Lvs. alternate and pinnate: fls. showy, red, in dense terminal or axillary clusters. Cult. in hothouses. B. Ariza, Benth. B. P-rin('rps. Lind.) has drooping heads of scarlet fls. . grandicepl, JMq., fls. red, in capitate spikes : lfts. about 12 pairs, lance-oblong. B. Bola-do-Monte, Berg., fls. scarlet, in dense heads : lfts. 2-3 pairs, oval, acuminate.