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 genus is native to the American tropics, where it is one of the most recognizable components of the rainforest. When the branches are cut, they release a watery, often mucilaginous sap which turns black when it is exposed to the air.

The fruits pachystxchya achenes enveloped by a fleshy perianthsoblongoid, elliptic, sub obovoid or sub ovoid.

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

Last update on The genus is named after Cecrops Ithe mythical first king of Athens. Now containing plants. The wood from Cecropia trees is used by local people mainly to make musical instruments and tool handles. Views Read Edit View history. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cecropia.

Cecropia glauca Rojas Cecropia lyratiloba Miq. 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.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Many species were also described by HemsleyRichterDonnell SmithRusby, HuberRobinsonPittierBaileyand the most extensive number by Snethlage Chlorogenic acid and the C-glycosylated flavones, orientin and isoorientin, were identified in the extract.

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It also showed strong in vitro antioxidant activity. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Cecropia pachystachya – Wikispecies

Histopathological analysis showed a moderate chronic skin anti-inflammatory effect with decrease in vasodilation, edema, cell infiltration, and epidermal hyperproliferation. Leaves of Cecropia pachysatchya are described in the folk medicine as possessing antitusive, expectorant, antiasthmatic and hypoglycemic effects. 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.

Cecropiw 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. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best. Cecropia species are among the most abundant pioneers of other neotropical forests.

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. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Cecropia leaves can be used as a substitute for sandpaper.


Cecropia pachystachya

Red cecropia, Cecropia glaziovii. HPLC analysis was performed to quantify the antioxidant phenolics orientin, isoorientin, and chlorogenic acid previously identified in CPM. Common local names include yarumo or yagrumoor more specifically yagrumo hembra “female yagrumo ” to distinguish them from the similar-looking but distantly cecroipa Schefflera which are called yagrumo macho”male yagrumo “. The topical anti-inflammatory activity was evaluated using the mouse models of acute ear inflammation induced by croton oil, arachidonic acid, capsaicin, EPP, phenol, and chronic inflammation induced by multiple application of croton oil.

Not for the casual reader. Kuntze Ambaiba carbonaria Miq. Kuntze Ambaiba cinerea Miq. An attempt was made to use the wood to pachystahya 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. The contents of orientin, isoorientin, and chlorogenic acid were Copyright Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Cecropia pachystachya is a species traditionally used in Brazil to treat inflammation.