Monographs Details: Brunellia comocladifolia subsp. cundinamarcensis Cuatrec.
Authority: Cuatrecasas, José. 1970. Brunelliaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 2: 1-189. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Brunelliaceae
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Arbor grandis ramulis fulvo-tomentosis terminalibus compressis costato-sulcatis, in-ternodiis elongatis 5-14 cm longis. Gemmae terminales dense ferrugineo-tomentosae. Stipulae geminatae vel bigeminatae subulatae crassiusculae 2-4 mm longae caducae. Folia 4-6-juga, axi 10-30 cm longo dense vel densiuscule fulvo-tomentoso leviter striolato supra bicostato angusteque canaliculato, interjugis 2.0-3.5 cm longis, petiolo mediocri 4.5-10 cm longo, stipellis crassiuscule corniculatis 1.0-1.5 mm longis. Foliola tenuiter chartacea flexibilia vel moderate subcoriacea sessilia; laminae 9-15 cm longae, 3.5-6.0 cm latae (paribus inferioribus 6-9 × 2.2-4.0 cm) oblongo-elliptico-lanceolatae basi obtuse attenuatae vel subrotundatae apice acutae vel acuminatae margine argute biserratae dentibus acutissimis, supra in sicco brunneo-virides vel castaneae primum puberulae in adultis costa impressa tomentosa excepta glabrae, subtus nervatione fulvo-tomentella vel hirtella costa prominenti nervis secundariis 12-15 utroque latere prominentibus subascendentibus angulo 40°-60° paulo arcuatis ad marginem in dentem terminantibus, nervis tertiis trans-versis prominulis cum minoribus reticulum laxum leviter prominulum formantibus, reticulo venulorum minuto profundo piano vix conspicuo, areolis dense cinereo-papillosis. Paniculae axillares 10-16 cm longae et latae pedunculo 2-5 cm longo subtereti plus minusve tomentello trifurcato, ramis dense fulvo-tomentosis, pedunculis ultimis valde reductis cum pedicellis 0.4-2.0 mm longis teneris hirtellis articulatis. Bracteolae stricte lineares 1.0-1.5 mm longae. Alabastra angulato-globosa depressa 1.8-2.0 mm diametro. Flores pentameri raro tetrameri unisexuales; calyx 4.2-5.0 mm diam, lobis ovato-triangu-laribus circa 1.5 mm longis 1.0-1.3 mm latis extus hirsutulo-tomentulosis; filamenta sta-minodiorum 0.6 mm longa glabra; antheris sterilibus oblongis circa 0.5 mm longis; car-pella 5 raro 4, ovario circa 1.7 mm longo inferne substrigoso. Folliculi fere maturi circa 3.5 × 3.0 mm stylato-apiculati tomentulosi et hispidi pilis longis flexibilibus; endocarpio extremo rotundato angulo insertione obtuso, circa 2.8 × 2.0 mm.

Discussion:The Triana specimens in Vienna and Geneva herbaria and one in the British Museum are good specimens with large inflorescences and buds. The Karsten collections are large with well-developed inflorescences and flowers initiating anthesis, others in fruiting stage; these specimens agree so well with those of Triana that one could imagine that all belong to the same collection. Although the Karsten specimens are labeled Venezuela, I am convinced that they came from Susumuco. It is known that Triana and Karsten had both been in Susumuco not far apart and also that both botanists had exchanged some of their collections. The collection Triana 5971-3 at COL, with no data, is very damaged but almost certainly comes from the Susumuco collections.
Distribution:Colombia South America| Cundinamarca Colombia South America| Huila Colombia South America|