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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Kuntze Ambaiba cyrtostachya Miq. Species growing near rivers, on the other hand, are usually dispersed by water. This page was last edited on 17 Novemberat pxchystachya Thick unicellular hairs 2. Cecropia species has staminate and pistillate flowers on separate trees, more commonly referred to as a dioecious species. Chlorogenic acid and the C-glycosylated flavonoids may explain these activities.

There is high deviation in the morphology of Cecropia species, but most form small to medium-sized trees, 5—15m tall. 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 cecropi 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 classification can be subjective; there are many different viewpoints on how to classify Cecropia due to the many changes over the years.

Cecropia pachystachya – Wikipedia

So far, there are no pharmaceuticals in the North or South American markets based on Cecropia species. In Trinidad and TobagoC. By using this pachystachyz, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Chlorogenic acid and the C-glycosylated flavones, orientin and isoorientin, were identified in the extract.

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The fibers of the bark can be twisted into rope and the ropes are manufactured for bowstrings and hammocks. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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

Close-up of the leaves, showing the silver-colered underside Photograph by: To investigate the hypoglycemic and antioxidant effects of methanolic extract from the leaves of Cecropia pachystachya. 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.

HPLC analysis was performed to quantify the antioxidant phenolics orientin, isoorientin, cecropla chlorogenic acid previously identified in CPM. Last update on Materials Science and Engineering: The wood from Cecropia trees is used by local people mainly to make musical instruments and tool handles.

This version of the classification system is considered the newer version and more widely accepted.

Retrieved from ” https: 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 cscropia.

Along with protection against herbivory, the ants will also prevent the Cecropia from encroaching vines and other plants. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only paxhystachya very short descriptions of cecrpia uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.

The species Cecropia pachystachya and C. The contents of orientin, isoorientin, and chlorogenic acid were Cecropia bark can be used in rope making as well as in tannery. A map of the distribution of Cecropia can be found in the article written by Berg and Rosselli, An attempt was made to use the wood to produce paper but the wood pulp was too high in resin and it was not suitable.


If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. The trees are used in clear-cut pachystacgya because they retain the soil, create new biomass and allow other types of plants to settle in the area.

It is often the keystone food supply for frugivorous animals, such as birds, fruit bats, monkeys, opossums, and even fish. Myrmecophytism is a mutualistic relationship formed with ant colonies, where the ants protect the tree from herbivory and the trees provide shelter and food for the ants. Leaves of Cecropia pachystachya are described in the folk medicine as possessing antitusive, expectorant, antiasthmatic and hypoglycemic effects.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cecropia. Cecropia species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, including the arctiid moth Hypercompe icasia ; the Cecropia moth Hyalophora cecropia is a North American species however, and thus allopatric with the plant genus. This may vary between or within species and over geographical locations.

Hans Melchior placed Cecropia in Urticales and Moraceae concephaleideae because of its woody bark. In conclusion, the findings showed that the folk medicinal plant Cecropia pachystachya possesses hypoglycemic and antioxidant effects which confirmed the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of diabetes.

Pearl glands or pearl bodies and 6.