Link to enlarge vase K7784 &#copy; Justin Kerr Charles Zidar

Family:  Cecropiaceae
Genus:  Cecropia
Species:  peltata
Authority:  L.
Common Name:  trumpet tree or trumpet
Maya Name:  K'o'och le', a'kl, cho-otz, guaramo, juarumo, pohor, po-hor, tuaromo or warumo
Depictions:  Ceramic vessel
Maya Plant Use:  Medicine, food, products (blow guns) and fumatory.
Botanical Significance:  Straight, hollow branches made for excellent blowguns used to kill small mammals for food.
Ritual Significance:  Blow guns were often depicted in the myth of the Hero Twins.
Notes:  Syn: Cecropia asperrima Pittier Photo: www.nybg.org
Photos:  Click on an image below for high resolution comparison.

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