Download scientific diagram | Cecropia pachystachya Trécul (Urticaceae) in South-Pantanal, Brazil, with a nest of Nasutitermes ephratae Rambur ( Termitideae). Image of Cecropia pachystachya. Cecropia catarinensis Trusted. Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike (CC BY-NC-SA Distribution and Ecology of Cecropia species in Singapore. Fig. 2. Cecropia pachystachya sapling, showing large, almost circular palmate.

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So far, there are no pharmaceuticals in the North or South American markets based on Cecropia species. Cecropia species has staminate and pistillate flowers on separate trees, more commonly referred to as a dioecious species.

Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. An example of a coadapted trait resulting from association with one another is the recognition and use of both prostomata and Mullerian bodies by queens and worker ants.

Cecropia bark can be used in rope making as well as in tannery. After min, no significant difference was observed between the blood levels of the rats treated with the extract and those treated with the standard drugs metformin and glibenclamide. Flutes and guitars are commonly made of Cecropia wood.

Thin unicellular hairs 3. Readable yet also very detailed. Some birds — e. Cecropia glauca Rojas Cecropia lyratiloba Miq.

Cecropia pachystachya

In the axils of the leaves formed during later development, the axillary branch primordiae do not produce more than one or two prophylls and a bud. The trees make few demands on the soil and grow very quickly. However, scientists in Brazil have been studying the preparation of pharmaceutical products containing mainly C. The genus is named after Cecrops Ithe mythical first king of Athens. The total amount of phenolic and pachystacjya compounds was determined by Folin-Denis and AlCl 3 reagent method, respectively.


The pacyystachya effect of the extract was tested in normal, glucose loading and alloxan-induced diabetic rats. America, with basic descriptions of the plants, their other uses etc.

To investigate the hypoglycemic and antioxidant effects of methanolic extract from the leaves of Cecropia pachystachya. Kuntze Ambaiba lyratiloba Miq. It also showed strong in vitro antioxidant activity. The total amount of phenolic and flavonoids compounds was determined and the qualitative composition of the extract was analyzed.

The leaves and buds are also eaten by sloths as their main source of food. Their abundance increases temporarily with the clearing pachysachya forest or creation of gaps.

In the article written by Davidson, [2] on pageTable 1 contains known obligate Cecropia-ants listed by species and geographic distribution. The species in the genus Cecropia are generally not endangered; therefore, there are no major conservation effects in place.

The elfin-woods warbler Setophaga angelae is notable for using Cecropia leaves as nesting material, which no other New World warbler family Parulidae seems pachystcahya do. Wind pollination is the dominant form, but insects, small beetles and flies can be pollinators.

Kuntze Ambaiba carbonaria Miq. Results were compared with the reference antioxidants quercetin, rutin, and ascorbic acid.

Hypoglycemic effects of Cecropia pachystachya in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats.

This page was last edited on 17 Novemberat Thick unicellular hairs 2. Berg and Rosselli describe in detail six types of trichomes that can be recognized on Cecropia and more information on each can be found in their paper. Check date values in: CPM exhibited significant anti-inflammatory effect in the acute models, in apchystachya cases comparable to the reference drugs.

Chlorogenic acid and the C-glycosylated flavonoids may explain these activities.

Cecropia pachystachya – Wikipedia

Wikispecies has information related to Cecropia. HPLC analysis was performed to quantify pachystcahya antioxidant phenolics orientin, isoorientin, and chlorogenic acid previously identified in CPM. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed.


The trees consist of very few branches, usually with candelabrum-like branching system. Along with protection against herbivory, the ants pachystacyha also prevent the Cecropia from encroaching vines and other plants.

This version of the classification system is considered the newer version and more widely accepted. Species of Cecropia often display what is called myrmecophytism as a form of biotic defense.

Cecgopia Read Edit View history. Cecropia fruit, known as snake fingersare a popular food of diverse animals however, including bats like the common fruit bat Artibeus jamaicensis or Carollia species, the Central American squirrel monkey Saimiri oerstediiand birds like the green aracari Pteroglossus viridisthe keel-billed toucan Ramphastos sulfuratusthe peach-fronted conure Eupsittula aureathe bare-throated bellbird Procnias nudicollis [10] and particularly nine-primaried oscines.

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The leaves of adult Cecropia species are large and peltatealmost circular in circumference. Cecropia species are among the most abundant pioneers of other neotropical forests. Cecropia leaves can be used as a substitute for sandpaper. The main ants found living in Cecropia are different species of Azteca ants, although all ants belong to the same family, Formicidae.

Ants and Cecropia have coadapted to each other; pachystachua that each species has evolved one or more traits in response to selective pressures exerted by the other.

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