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Taxon: Cecropia peltata L.

 
Genus: Cecropia
Family: Urticaceae
Nomen number: 9679
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1286. 1759
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 02-Aug-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Medicines:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago [Trinidad]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Pará, Roraima]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal

    Asia-Tropical
    • MALESIA: Malaysia

    Pacific
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia


References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Berg, C. C. & P. Franco R. 2005. Cecropia. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 94:142-149.
  3. Burger, W. C., ed. 1971-. Flora costaricensis.
  4. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  5. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  6. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  7. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  8. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  9. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  10. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  11. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  12. Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds
  13. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.

Check other web resources for Cecropia peltata L. :

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=9679. Accessed 16 July 2019.