Red Cecropia Curiosities
- When the branches are cut a watery sap that turns black when it is exposed to the air, this is done to prevent occupation and damage of herbivorous species such as insect larvae.
- It has a mutualistic relationship with ants that while the tree provides shelter the ants provide protection from predators.
- Cecropia species are the most abundant pioneer species in natural tree fall gaps inside primary forests.
- The species in the genus Cecropia are generally not endangered; therefore, there are no major conservation effects in place.
- Flutes and guitars are commonly made from cecropia.