Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Phaseolus coccineus
(runner bean)



Phaseolus coccineus (runner bean)


  • Last modified
  • 29 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Phaseolus coccineus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • runner bean
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Pulse
  • Vegetable
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Phaseolus coccineus

Preferred Common Name

  • runner bean

Other Scientific Names

  • Phaseolus multiflorus

International Common Names

  • English: bean (runner); Butter bean; Scarlet runner bean
  • Spanish: judia escarlata
  • French: haricot d'Espagne

Local Common Names

  • Brazil: feijão-trepador
  • Germany: Feuer- Bohne
  • Italy: Fagiolo di Spagna; Fagiolone
  • Netherlands: Pronkboon
  • Sweden: Blomsterboena

EPPO code

  • PHSCO (Phaseolus coccineus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Fabales
  •                         Family: Fabaceae
  •                             Genus: Phaseolus
  •                                 Species: Phaseolus coccineus

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Alternaria brassicicola (dark leaf spot of cabbage); Bean common mosaic virus (common mosaic of beans); Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pv. flaccumfaciens (bacterial tan spot); Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. phaseoli (yellows of bean); Pratylenchus penetrans (nematode, northern root lesion); Pseudomonas marginalis pv. marginalis (lettuce marginal leaf blight); Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. phaseolicola (halo blight (of beans)); Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae (bacterial canker or blast (stone and pome fruits)); Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (cottony soft rot); Senecio vulgaris; Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli (bean blight)

Minor host of:

Alectra vogelii (yellow witchweed); Aphis fabae (black bean aphid); Bean golden mosaic virus (BGMV-type 1); Colletotrichum lindemuthianum (anthracnose of bean); Delia platura (bean seed fly); Ditylenchus dipsaci (stem and bulb nematode); Phakopsora meibomiae (soybean rust); Phomopsis longicolla (pod and stem blight); Podosphaera xanthii (powdery mildew of cucurbits); Pseudocercospora griseola (angular bean leaf spot); Pseudomonas viridiflava (bacterial leaf blight of tomato (USA)); Rhodococcus fascians (fasciation: leafy gall); Uromyces appendiculatus (bean rust)

Wild host of:

Acanthoscelides obtectus (bean bruchid); Ophiomyia phaseoli (bean fly)

Host of (source - data mining):

Acanthoscelides argillaceus (bean weevil); Alternaria alternata (alternaria leaf spot); Apion godmani (bean pod weevil); Fusarium solani f.sp. phaseoli (fusarium root rot of beans)

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Pulse
  • Vegetable