Taxon: Cecropia obtusifolia Bertol.

Genus: Cecropia
Family: Urticaceae
Nomen number: 417489
Place of publication: Novi Comment. Acad. Sci. Inst. Bononiensis 4:439. 1840 (Fl. guatimal. 39. 1840)
Name Verified on: 02-Aug-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Aug-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2; L Belize NY)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi, - Sinaloa
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Guerrero, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Puebla, - Tabasco, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador

  • Naturalized:

  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands


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