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Cecropia obtusifolia (guarumo; trumpet tree)

Wikipedia Abstract

Cecropia obtusifolia is a species of plant in the Urticaceae family. It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama. Common Names include trumpet tree, pop-a-gun, tree-of-laziness, and snakewood tree. In Central America it is known as Guarumo. Though impressive silhouetted against the sky, it is an invasive species in the islands of Hawaii.Cecropia obtusifolia is used in traditional Amerindian medicine.
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Fruit Color [3]  Green
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [4]  0.43
Structure [1]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Barbilla National Park II 29582 Costa Rica  
Corcovado National Park 115845 Costa Rica  
Guanacaste National Park II 85819 Costa Rica  
Tortuguero National Park II 47632 Costa Rica


Alouatta palliata (mantled howler monkey)[5]
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)[6]
Artibeus lituratus (great fruit-eating bat)[6]
Aulacorhynchus prasinus (Emerald Toucanet)[3]
Chiroxiphia linearis (Long-tailed Manakin)[3]
Choloepus hoffmanni (Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth)[7]
Colobura dirce (Zebra mosaic butterfly)[8]
Glossophaga commissarisi (Commissaris's long-tongued bat)[9]
Habia fuscicauda (Red-throated Ant-Tanager)[10]
Habia rubica (Red-crowned Ant-Tanager)[10]
Historis odius (Butterfly)[8]
Hylocichla mustelina (Wood Thrush)[6]
Hylonycteris underwoodi (Underwood's long-tongued bat)[9]
Philander opossum (Gray Four-eyed Opossum)[11]
Pteroglossus erythropygius (Pale-mandibled Aracari)[12]
Saguinus oedipus (cotton-top tamarin)[13]
Thraupis episcopus (Blue-grey Tanager)[3]
Uroderma bilobatum (tent-making bat)[9]
Vampyriscus nymphaea (striped yellow-eared bat)[6]





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1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Tropical Fruit-Eating Birds and Their Food Plants: A Survey of a Costa Rican Lower Montane Forest, Nathaniel T. Wheelwright, William A. Haber, K. Greg Murray, Carlos Guindon, Biotropica Vol. 16, No. 3 (Sep., 1984), pp. 173-192
4WOOD SPECIFIC GRAVITY IN SPECIES FROM TWO TROPICAL FORESTS IN MEXICO, Josefina Barajas-Morales, IAWA Bulletin n.s., Vol. 8 (2), 1987 143-148
5Feeding and General Activity Patterns of a Howler Monkey (Alouatta palliata) Troop Living in a Forest Fragment at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico, Alejandro Estrada, Saúl Juan-Solano, Teresita Ortíz Martínez and Rosamond Coates-Estrada, American Journal of Primatology 48:167-183 (1999)
6Food niche overlap among neotropical frugivorous bats in Costa Rica, Jorge E. Lopez & Christopher Vaughan, Rev. Biol. Trop. (Int. J. Trop. Biol. ISSN-0034-7744) Vol. 55 (1): 301-313, March 2007
7Choloepus hoffmanni (Pilosa: Megalonychidae), VIRGINIA HAYSSEN, MAMMALIAN SPECIES 43(873):37–55 (2011)
8HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
9Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
10Dieta y dispersión de semillas por dos especies de Tangara (Habia) en dos tipos de vegetación en los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, México, Fernando Puebla-Olivares & Kevin Winker, ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL 15: 53–64, 2004
11Philander opossum, Iván Castro-Arellano, Heliot Zarza, and Rodrigo A. Medellín, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 638, pp. 1–8 (2000)
12del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
13Proyecto Tití
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