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Re: Name this Cecropia in Bogota. Spotted this.
Posted by Brandt-San Diego on 7/14/2017, 6:27 am, in reply to "Name this Cecropia in Bogota. Spotted this."
I am not sure of which species that is (there are a lot of them), but Cecropia telealba grows at relatively high elevations (7000 ft) in Colombia and is quite a sight to see:
If you can somehow buy one, or even the seeds, definitely give it a try.
There was a type of Cecropia that was perhaps 20 feet tall in the 1990s at (then called) Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas. It died at some point, but that might have been a lower elevation species. Not sure if it died of old age (most pioneer trees don't live too long--and Cecropia is very much a pioneer tree) or because it encountered too much chill.
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