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Cecropia obtusifolia Bertol; k'o'och

Fast-growing trees; trunks smooth-surfaced, retaining indefinitely conspicuous ringed stipule scars and broadly triangular leaf scars, hollow (and often inhabited by ants); terminal buds covered by hood-like deciduous stipules; leaves deeply palmately lobed; inflorescence consisting of groups of four cylindrical flower masses attached to a common pedicel arising from the leaf axil; flowers and fruits minute, embedded in the cylindrical inflorescence axis.

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According to Morton (1981): sap from the trunk is applied to warts; decoctions ofrom the leaves are used to treat fever, kidney disease, edema, obesity, diabetes, and also to induce sweating, menstrual flow, or to expedite childbirth.