Found in South America, Cecropia peltata or otherwise known as Trumpet Tree is a fast-growing, evergreen tree with an open and thin crown. It reaches up to 20 m tall with trunk diameter of usually 10 - 30 cm. The fruit is eaten raw, with a sweet and jelly-like flesh. Medicinally, it is used against liver ailments, dropsy, hypertension, kidney infections, heart conditions, Bright's disease, back pain, ulcers, wounds, cuts, and asthma among others. Trumpet tree is named as such due to its hollow branches and leaf petioles which are cut and used as blow tubes or trumpets. The inner bark of young branches yields very tough fibre used for socks, ropes, and cordage. Latex from the trunk is used to make a crude type of rubber. The leaves, on the other hand, are used as a type of sandpaper because of its rough texture.