Monographs Details: Brunellia macrophylla Killip & Cuatrec.
Cuatrecasas, José. 1985. Brunelliaceae (supplement). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 2: 28-103. (Published by NYBG Press
Discussion:A fruiting collection, not seen by me before, made by Elbert L. Little on the western side of the Colombian Eastern Cordillera, undoubtedly belongs to this species, extending its known distribution along the Cordillera-on both sides-in the Department of Huila. The characterization of B. macrophylla can be supplemented with the following data taken from the female fruiting inflorescences.Branchlets of inflorescence ferruginous-tomentose-hirsute, the hairs ± flexuous, rather thick, acute and patent. Floral buds sessile, 3 mm diam., tomentose-hirsute. Floral diagram 5S + 10a + 5-4C. Calyx 6.5-7 mm diam., the lobes ovate-triangular, 2.8-3 × 2.2-2.6 mm, abaxially ferruginous tomentose with hairs moderately thick, flexuous and patulous, adaxially glabrous except for the densely papillose margin. Staminodes 1 mm long. Ovaries small, tomentose. Usually only 1-2 carpels developed into fruit. Follicles ovoid-ellipsoid, shortly acuminate (apiculate), 8-10 mm long, 5-6 mm broad, including the 1-1.5 mm long conical apiculum; exocarp densely lanate, ochraceous-ferruginous; endocarp corneous, thick, very hard, ellipsoid or ovoid, 8 × 5 mm, including the sharply acute 0.5-0.8 mm apiculum; when dry and open, the exocarp 7-8 × 6-8 mm, semi-orbicular, the endocarp 5-7 × 5-6 mm, turtle-shaped, rotund-navicular, very shortly and obtusely apiculate at both border-ends, appearing thick and hard. Leaves abaxially strongly venular-reticulate, with ochraceous or ferruginous densely lanate indument.
Distribution:Colombia South America
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