Taxon: Cecropia palmata Willd.

Genus: Cecropia
Family: Urticaceae
Nomen number: 9678
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 4(2):652. 1806
Link to protologue:
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:

  • snakewoodtree  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • torem  (Source: F Neotrop) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Suriname
    • BRAZIL: Brazil


  1. Gray cards. (Gray Cards)
  2. Berg, C. C. & P. Franco R. 2005. Cecropia Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 94:138-140.
  3. Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  4. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  5. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  6. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)

Check other web resources for Cecropia palmata Willd. :


  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 21 April 2018.