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CECROPIA SPECIES - TRUMPET TREE.

Cecropia Palmata
Common name
Trumpet tree, embauba, trompettier, snake wood, yagruma, bois cannon, Yagrumo hembra, ambay, sandpaper tree.
Family
Moraceae (Mulberry family).

Overview
Trumpet tree is a tropical, fast growing tree, with a tall ungainly open habitat of growth, abundant in the tropical rainforest.
Cecropia consists of more than 100 species; C. Palmata, Peltata, Insignis and Obtusifolia are best known.
The hollow internods of the trees are infected by biting ants, attracted by the milky latex.
Cecropia species are dioecious and has leaves that are deep divided while peltata's leaves go only a third of the way in.
A slender trunk with smooth, gray bark, open branching and huge palmate leaves. It has small inconspicuous flowers and 6' long pencil-like seedpods, sometimes called snake fingers.
There are numerous small seeds in the pods.
The latex of the Embauba leaves is used against warts, calluses and venereal diseases.
The foliage of trumpet tree is evergreen, palmate; dark green above, white beneath.
The Amerindians used a solution of the bark to capture wasps. They are used in the ritual wasp-test when a boy becomes a man.

Constituents
Glycosides, lipids, alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, cardenolids, triterpenes, polyphenols, steroids, and resinsambain such as: arachidic acid, behenic acid, cecropin, cerotic acid, chlorogenic acid, isoorientin, leucocyanidin, lignoceric acid, polysaccharides, proanthocyanidins, stearic acid, and ursolinic acid.

Suriname's traditional medicine
The leaves of Embauba are used against: albumin in the urine and have a good effect on the urinary passages, bladder and kidney disorders.
Tea made from the leaves is used as a cure for asthma, cough and other upper- respiratory complaints such as bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), emphysema, pulmonary sarcoidosis.

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Hardiness
USDA zone 9B - 11.
Propagation
Seeds.
Culture
Full sun. Plant in nearly frost free areas; Cecropia trees are killed by frost.
It can be used for a tropical effect in landscaping.

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Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Cecropia palmata seeds 1 package (100 seeds) US$ 14.50
Cecropia palmata seeds 1 package (1000 seeds) US$ 136.00
Cecropia palmata leaves 0.5 lb US$ 13.79
Cecropia palmata leaves 1 lb US$ 24.00
Cecropia palmata leaves 5 lbs (22.90 /lb) US$ 114.50
Cecropia palmata leaves 10 lbs (21.70 /lb) US$ 217.02
Cecropia palmata tincture 1 fl. oz (29.6 cc) US$ 10.35
Cecropia palmata tincture 6 x 1 fl. oz US$ 55.89
Cecropia palmata tincture 12 x 1 fl. oz US$ 105.57
Cecropia palmata tincture 2 fl. oz (59.1 cc) US$ 18.65
Cecropia palmata tincture 6 x 2 fl. oz US$ 100.71
Cecropia palmata tincture 12 x 2 fl. oz US$ 190.23

Cecropia peltata seeds 1 package (100 seeds) US$ 14.50
Cecropia peltata seeds 1 package (1000 seeds) US$ 136.00
Cecropia peltata leaves 0.5 lb US$ 13.79
Cecropia peltata leaves 1 lb US$ 24.00
Cecropia peltata leaves 5 lbs (22.90 /lb) US$ 114.50
Cecropia peltata leaves 10 lbs (21.70 /lb) US$ 217.02


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