genus Cecropia

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Synonyms for genus Cecropia

large genus of tropical American trees that yield a bast fiber used for cordage and bark used in tanning

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Chemical and pharmacological aspects of the Genus Cecropia. Natural Product Communications 6, 913-920.
Ant-plants, such as Central America's bull-horn acacias and trees of the genus Cecropia, have hollow structures--thorns and internodes in their hollow stems, respectively--in which ants form their colonies.
The Cecropiaceae family includes six genuses, the most important of them is the genus Cecropia formed by ca 75 tropical species usually found in lowlands, around dense forests, lakes and recently devastated areas.
Plants of the genus Cecropia are also related to the early phases of succession (Brokaw 1987, Whitmore 1989, Alvarez-Buylla and Martinez-Ramos 1992, Castellani and Stubbebline 1993).
Chemical studies of the genus Cecropia detected aminoacids and sugars (Neidlein and Koch, 1980), 8-methyl-azabicyclo (1,2,3) octane (Villar et al., 1988) and isovitexin (Della Monache et al., 1988), flavonoids, catechins and procyanidins (Lacaille-Dubois et al., 2001) all of them putatively related to Cecropia effects.