CECROPIA (Cecropia spp)
DESCRIPTION : A rapidly growing tree, usually 10-20 m tall, but can reach up to 25 m.
Leaves : Cecropia leaves resemble those or paw paw leaves and are large and with around 9-15 deep lobes. They are arranged alternately along the hollow stem. The underside is pale, nearly white, and covered in hairs.
Trunk & Branches : Smooth grey bark, with triangular leaf scars on younger branches. Stilt roots may descend from about 1 m up the trunk. The wood is soft and light, and the trunk and branches are hollow.
Flowers : Inconspicuous yellow flowers in clustered spikes up to 6 cm long.
Fruit : Cylindrical, ovoid, somewhat flattened with soft flesh around many small seeds.More info