Cecropia peltata


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Noun1.Cecropia peltata - tropical American tree with large peltate leaves and hollow stemsCecropia peltata - tropical American tree with large peltate leaves and hollow stems
Cecropia, genus Cecropia - large genus of tropical American trees that yield a bast fiber used for cordage and bark used in tanning; milky juice yields caoutchouc
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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Progressive loss of ant-related traits of Cecropia peltata on selected Caribbean islands.
Species Family Common Name Spondias mombin Anacardiaceae Jobo Guatteria diospyroides Annonaceae / Guatteria lucens Annonaceae / Cecropia insignis Cecropiaceae Guarumo Cecropia peltata Cecropiaceae Guarumo Clusia peninsulae Clusiaceae / Hieronyma alchomeoides Euphorbiaceae Zapatero-Pilon Ocotea cernua Lauraceae Aguacatillo 0 cote a ira Lauraceae Aguacatillo Ocotea puberula Lauraceae Aguacatillo Miconia argentea Melastomataceae Lengua de vaca Trichilia tuberculata Meliaceae / Ficus americana Moraceae Higueron Ficus benjamina Moraceae Higueron Ficus costaricana Moraceae Higueron Ficus zarzalensis Moraceae Higueron Virola koschnyi Myristicaceae Fruta dorada Virola sp.
The Rendzina type soil (dark, grayish-brown, humus-rich, shallow soil over limestone that has calcareous topsoil) supports a semi-deciduous tropical rain forest characterized by the presence of Cecropia peltata L.