Monographs Details: Brunellia pallida Cuatrec.
Authority: Cuatrecasas, José. 1985. Brunelliaceae (supplement). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 2: 28-103. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Brunelliaceae
Discussion:This collection, not seen before, agrees perfectly with specimens and original descriptions. In addition, its fruiting condition allows the completion of the description, as follows: Fruiting calyx 6 mm diam. Folliculi 10-11 × 4.5-5 mm, ellipsoid-oblong, pointed at apex, the exocarp minutely lanuginous, greenish cinereous; endocarp oblong 9-10 × 4 mm, pointed at one end (apex) or both, light yellowish, dispermous. Spontaneously open follicles ovate to elliptic, outside minutely ashy-crisp-lanuginous, 7-8 × 6-7 mm plus a minute, acute apiculum (0.7-1 mm) long; open and dry endocarp 7-8 × 6-7 mm, turtle-shaped, shortly apiculate at apex, moderately thick and very hard. Seeds geminate 3-3.5 × 1.5-2 mm, oblong-ellipsoid, obtuse, reddish-brown, minutely scrobiculate or almost flat, shining.
Distribution:Colombia South America| Nariño Colombia South America|