Hamelia patens (Scarletbush) is a species of shrub in the family Rubiaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Pernambuco, Pantanal, Amazônia, Paraná, Roraima, SãO Paulo, Mata Atlântica, Rio Grande Do Sul, Santa Catarina, RondôNia, ParaíBa, Espirito Santo, Rio De Janeiro, US Minor Outlying Islands, Minas Gerais, Distrito Federal, Mato Grosso, Pampa, Mato Grosso Do Sul, Ceará, GoiáS, The Contiguous United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caatinga, Puerto Rico, Bahia, Acre (Brazil), Pará, Tocantins, and Cerrado. They have simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Honey bee, Cloudless Sulphur, Zebra Longwing, and Xylocopa virginica krombeini. Individuals can grow to 3.8 m.
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