Monographs Details: Brunellia racemifera Tul.
Authority: Cuatrecasas, José. 1985. Brunelliaceae (supplement). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 2: 28-103. (Published by NYBG Press)
Discussion:Reexamination of the type specimen shows that the typical form of the species has elliptic-oblong or oblong-elliptic leaflets. This is also the most common form found in all other collections; however, the blade varies from elliptic-oblong to wide oblong, and ovate-oblong to nearly ovate in an extreme form found in Cuatrecasas 8088. This is rather an exceptional deviation of the basic elliptic outline found in all the other material known; this last collection also has prominent venular reticulation on the abaxial side of the leaflets (which is immersed or completely obsolete in the typical form of the species). Field studies should clarify whether or not the oblong, narrow form of the species is the one found at the upper part of the forests at 2800-3100 m, and the broad-leafy form in the more humid and shaded forest at the lower zone of the mountain slopes, 25002600 m alt.
Distribution:Colombia South America| Cundinamarca Colombia South America|