Monographs Details: Panopsis hemandezii L.E.Gut.
Authority: Prance, Ghillean T., et al. 2007. Proteaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 100: 1-218. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Proteaceae
Description:Species Description - Tree, to 15 m. Young branches densely golden- or light-ferruginous-tomentose; bark dark brown; lenticels numerous, minute (<0.25 mm), orbicular to elliptic, plane to slightly raised, powdery, orange-brown. Axillary buds single, ca. 2 mm long, densely short ferruginous- or golden-tomentose. Leaves subcoriaceous, decussate to subopposite decussate in younger stems, spirally arranged in older stems; older leaves essentially glabrous above except for some yellowish or light ferruginous appressed-villous indumentum at the base, especially on venation, appressed yellowish-villous beneath, glabrescent with age; young leaves densely appressed golden- to light-ferruginous-villous on both surfaces. Petioles 4-6 × 1.5-2.5 mm at midlength, 2-3 mm at base, flattened, indumentum densely yellowish- or light-ferruginous-villous, glabrescent, the older petioles with usually grayish remains of indumentum. Lamina 4-7.6 × 2-4 cm, elliptic to elliptic-oblong to weakly obovate; base symmetrical, obtuse to rounded, shortly narrowing; apex obtuse, rarely rounded; margin entire, frequently undulate; young leaf venation reticulodromous to faintly cladodromous showing stronger brochidodromous venation patterns with age; midrib plane or weakly prominent above, the secondary venation obscure to weakly prominent above; midrib prominent beneath; secondary venation prominent beneath especially in older leaves, less so in younger leaves partly due to dense villous indumentum; lateral veins 4-6 pairs. Inflorescence unknown. Common bracts, pedicels, and flowers unknown. Immature fruit corrugated on the surface, very densely velutinous, glabrescent with maturity; mature fruit 4.9-4.6 cm, subglobose, essentially glabrous, light to dark brown, weakly apiculate, the apiculum more or less in line with pedicel, although slightly lateral. Field characters. Tree to 15 m. Leaves dark green above, light green opaque beneath. Young leaves covered with golden or light ferruginous indumentum. Fruits globose, dark brown, covered in dark brown indumentum.

Discussion:Panopsis hemandezii could possibly be the same as P. lozanoi, but it was based on a single fruiting specimen; P. hemandezii and P. lozanoi remain here provisionally as distinct species. The primary difference between the species is the fruit shape which is strongly apiculate in E. lozanoi and not so in P. hernandezii. Also the indumentum in P lozanoi is tomentose-crispate and ferruginous, while in P hernandezii it is appressed-villous and buff.

Phenology. Fruiting in Sep.

Distribution:Colombia South America| Cauca Colombia South America|