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Cecropia sp.

Cecropia sp.

The distinctly umbrella-shaped leaves indicate a Cecropia, a common Neotropical tree of forest gaps and edges that typically houses a colony of aggressive Azteca ants for defense. Armenia, Cayo District, Belize

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