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Veliyath Gardens

Trumpet Fruit Tree Plant (Cecropia obtusifolia)

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Common Names: Trumpet tree, Pop-a-gun, Tree-of-laziness, Snakewood tree, Guarumo.

Botanical Name: Cecropia obtusifolia

General Information:

Family: Urticaceae

Found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Panama.

Fruits: Finger-like fruits are popular food for fruit bats, birds, and monkeys.

Culinary Use: Eat raw or dried as a snack, used to make marmalade or jam.

Ornamental Value: Recognizable in the rainforest, sought out as an ornamental plant in tropical Americas and the Caribbean.

Traditional Medicine:  Used for centuries by native peoples for various purposes: Heart failure, Cough, Asthma, Bronchitis, Fever, Hepatic and kidney disorders, Wounds, Ant and scorpion stings.

Health Benefits:

Flavonoids: Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Cardiovascular Support: Flavonoids contribute to cardiovascular health.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3-4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate