- Runner bean
name = Runner bean
image_width = 240px
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
genus = "
species = "P. coccineus"
binomial = "Phaseolus coccineus"
binomial_authority = L.
The runner bean ("
Phaseoluscoccineus", Fabaceae) is often called the scarlet runner bean since most varieties have red flowers and multicolored seeds, though some have white flowers and white seeds. It differs from the common beanin several respects: the cotyledons stay in the ground during germination, and the plant is a perennial with tuberous roots (though it is usually treated as an annual).
The green pods are edible whole but in some varieties (the scarlet runner) tend to become fibrous early, and only the seeds within are eaten. The seeds can be used fresh or as dried beans. The starchy roots are still eaten by Central American Indians. The scarlet runner is widely grown for its attractive flowers by people who would never think of eating it.
Runner beans contain traces of a poisonous
lectin Phytohaemagglutininand hence must be thoroughly cooked before consumption. [ [http://www.scienceyear.com/outthere/index.html?page=/outthere/diner/fatalfoods/index.html Fatal foods] ]
This species originated from the mountains of
"Phaseolus coccineus subsp. darwinianus " is a cultivated subspecies of "P. coccineus", it is commonly referred to as the Botil bean in
*Aztec Half-Runner, also called "Potato bean"
*White Dutch Runner
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runner bean — noun Date: 1882 chiefly British scarlet runner bean … New Collegiate Dictionary
runner bean — runner beans N COUNT: usu pl Runner beans are long green beans that are eaten as a vegetable. They grow on a tall climbing plant and are the cases that contain the seeds of the plant. [BRIT] Syn: string bean (in AM, use pole beans, scarlet… … English dictionary