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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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Infraspecies

Attributes

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

Predators

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]
Colobura dirce (Zebra mosaic butterfly)[7]
Habia fuscicauda (Red-throated Ant-Tanager)[8]
Habia rubica (Red-crowned Ant-Tanager)[8]
Historis odius (Butterfly)[7]
Hylocichla mustelina (Wood Thrush)[6]
Philander opossum (Gray Four-eyed Opossum)[9]
Saguinus oedipus (cotton-top tamarin)[10]
Thraupis episcopus (Blue-grey Tanager)[3]
Vampyressa nymphaea (striped yellow-eared bat)[6]

Distribution

Oceania;

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Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 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 7HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 8Dieta 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 9Philander opossum, Iván Castro-Arellano, Heliot Zarza, and Rodrigo A. Medellín, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 638, pp. 1–8 (2000) 10Proyecto Tití
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