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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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. Cecropia is a Neotropical genus consisting of sixty-one recognized species with a highly distinctive lineage of dioecious trees. Leaves of Cecropia pachystachya are described pacgystachya the folk medicine as possessing antitusive, expectorant, antiasthmatic and hypoglycemic effects. Last update on Not for the casual reader.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A map of the distribution of Cecropia can be found in the article written by Berg and Rosselli, To investigate the hypoglycemic and antioxidant effects of methanolic extract from the leaves of Cecropia pachystachya.

Chlorogenic acid and the C-glycosylated flavones, orientin and isoorientin, were identified in the extract.

Its geographic distribution extends along the Pacific and Atlantic Pachytachya coasts and in Central and South American forests and are found over an elevation range of 0 to 2, meters. Cecropia pachystachya is a species traditionally used in Brazil to treat inflammation. Parts of the Cecropia such as the stipules, the spathes, and the main veins of the lamina have red-coloring substances.


The contents of orientin, isoorientin, and chlorogenic acid were 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.

There is high deviation in the morphology of Cecropia species, but most form small to medium-sized trees, 5—15m tall.

Cecropia – Wikipedia

Species in the genus Cecropia are some of the most abundant pioneer pachysachya species in natural tree fall gaps inside primary forests. This cecrolia vary between or within species and over geographical locations. The trees consist of very few branches, usually with candelabrum-like branching system. Check date values in: Along with protection against herbivory, the ants will also prevent the Cecropia from encroaching vines and other plants.

Cecropia species has staminate and pistillate flowers on separate trees, more commonly referred to as a dioecious species.

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

Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. It is often the keystone food supply for frugivorous animals, such as birds, fruit bats, monkeys, opossums, and even fish. HPLC analysis was performed to quantify the antioxidant phenolics orientin, isoorientin, and chlorogenic acid previously identified in CPM. America, with basic descriptions of the plants, their other uses etc.


Cecropia pachystachya

Close-up of the leaves, showing the silver-colered underside Photograph by: Readable yet also very detailed. Wind pollination is the dominant form, pachydtachya insects, small beetles and flies can be pollinators. The preparation of pellets by extrusion-spheronization [14] and polymeric nanoparticles has been reported [15].

The species Cecropia pachystachya and C.

Histopathological analysis showed a moderate chronic skin anti-inflammatory effect with decrease in vasodilation, edema, cell infiltration, and epidermal hyperproliferation. 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.

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

Red cecropia, Cecropia glaziovii. This section does not cite any sources. Berg and Rosselli stated that decoctions of leaves are made to stimulate the cardiac system, to treat asthma and pneumonia, to treat pachystqchya and as a diuretic.

The genus is named after Cecrops Ithe mythical first king of Athens.