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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The trees consist of very few branches, usually with candelabrum-like branching system. The total amount of phenolic and flavonoids compounds cevropia determined by Folin-Denis and AlCl 3 reagent method, respectively. Pourouma bicolor is very similar in appearance to the Cecropiawith its umbrella-shaped leaves, stilt roots, large leaves with wide lobes, and whitish color on the underside. However, scientists in Brazil have pachystachhya studying the preparation of pharmaceutical products containing mainly C.

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

Results were compared with the reference antioxidants quercetin, rutin, and ascorbic acid. Check date values in: Views Read Edit View history.

Common local names include yarumo or yagrumoor more specifically yagrumo hembra “female yagrumo ” to distinguish them from the similar-looking but distantly related Schefflera which are called yagrumo macho”male yagrumo “. Their abundance increases temporarily with the clearing of forest or creation of gaps. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Species of Cecropia often display what is called myrmecophytism as a form of biotic defense. The wood from Cecropia trees is used by local people mainly to make musical instruments and tool handles.

The total amount of phenolic and flavonoids compounds was determined and the qualitative composition of the extract was analyzed. The topical anti-inflammatory activity of CPM could be based on its antioxidant properties, although other effects are probably involved, including COX inhibition and other mechanisms.


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

This may vary between or within species and over geographical locations. Its geographic distribution extends along the Pacific and Atlantic Mexican coasts and in Central and South American forests and are found over an elevation range of 0 to 2, meters. The fruits are achenes enveloped by a fleshy perianthsoblongoid, elliptic, sub obovoid or sub ovoid. Species pafhystachya near rivers, on the other hand, are usually dispersed by water. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

Berg and Rosselli stated that decoctions of leaves are made to stimulate the cardiac system, to treat asthma and pneumonia, to treat diabetes and as a diuretic. This symbiosis has been studied extensively by biologists such as Daniel Janzen. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cecropia. Cecropia species are among the most abundant pioneers of other neotropical forests.

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The trees are used pachystxchya clear-cut areas because they retain the soil, create new biomass and allow other types of plants to settle in the area.

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. The following are two examples with the second generally more accepted. America, with basic descriptions of the plants, their other uses etc.

When phylogenetic data became available, Cecropia was then pachysfachya back into Urticaceae. 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.


It is often the keystone food supply for frugivorous animals, such as cecropis, fruit bats, monkeys, opossums, and even fish. The species in the genus Cecropia are generally not endangered; therefore, there are no major conservation effects in place. So far, there are no pharmaceuticals in the North or South American markets based on Cecropia species.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. The contents of orientin, isoorientin, and pachyxtachya acid were Cecropia leaves can be used as a substitute for sandpaper. It also showed strong in vitro antioxidant activity. When the branches are cut, they pachysrachya a watery, often mucilaginous sap which turns black when it is exposed to the air. In English, these trees are occasionally called pumpwoods though this may also refer to C. Kuntze Ambaiba lyratiloba Miq.

Now containing plants. The genus is native to the American tropics, where it is one of the most recognizable components of the rainforest. 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.

The main human-use of Cecropia trees is planting them in soil erosion prone areas.

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