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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Cecropia pachystachya – Wikispecies

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Views Read Edit View history. In the article written by Davidson, [2] on pageTable 1 contains known obligate Cecropia-ants listed by species and geographic distribution. Wikispecies has information related to Cecropia.

Cceropia antioxidant activity was assessed by DPPH free radical scavenging and reduction power assays. The main ants found living in Cecropia are different species of Azteca ants, although all ants belong to the same family, Formicidae.

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Close-up of pachytachya leaves, showing the silver-colered underside Photograph by: Thin unicellular hairs 3. 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. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.


Results were compared with the reference antioxidants quercetin, rutin, and ascorbic acid. The species Cecropia pachystachya and C. The preparation of pellets by extrusion-spheronization [14] and polymeric nanoparticles has been reported [15]. For other uses, see Cecropia disambiguation. Wind pollination is the dominant form, but insects, small beetles and flies can be pollinators. 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.

The total amount of phenolic and flavonoids compounds was determined by Folin-Denis and AlCl 3 reagent method, respectively.

The total amount of phenolic and flavonoids compounds was determined and the qualitative composition of the extract was analyzed.

The main human-use of Cecropia trees is planting them in soil erosion prone areas. However, scientists in Brazil have been studying pachystachhya preparation of pharmaceutical products containing mainly C. 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.

Along with protection against herbivory, the ants will also prevent the Cecropia from encroaching vines and other plants.

Cecropia – Wikipedia

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. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Kuntze Ambaiba cyrtostachya Miq. When the branches are cut, they release a watery, often mucilaginous sap which turns black when it is exposed to the air.


Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Ants and Cecropia have coadapted to each other; meaning that each species has evolved one or more traits in response to selective pressures exerted by the other.

Traits of the staminate flowers and inflorescences are adapted to wind pollination- either by pendulous spikes which can be moved by the wind to shed the pollen or by the special adaptation of detachment of anthers and their secondary attachment allowing the shedding of pollen by motion of anthers.

In the Neotropics, toucans and other birds help disperse the seeds of species with short infructescences, while bats are associated with species with long peduncles and spikes.

Common local names include yarumo or yagrumoor pachystqchya specifically yagrumo hembra “female yagrumo ” to distinguish them from the similar-looking but distantly related Schefflera which are called yagrumo macho”male yagrumo “.

A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.

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