Myriocarpa inaequilateris Liebm.
Myriocarpa magnifica Rusby
Myriocarpa malacophylla B.L.Rob. & Bartlett
Myriocarpa yzabalensis (Donn.Sm.) Killip
Common Name: Chichicaste
Chichicaste is a large shrub or small tree, usually growing 3 - 6 metres tall but with exceptional specimens to 10 metres[
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use. It is also sometimes cultivated as a hedge[
The leaves are slightly irritant[
Central America - Panama, north to Mexico.
Moist thickets or forest, sometimes in second growth, at elevations of 200 - 2,600 metres[
]. Evergreen forest formations on both the Caribbean and Pacific slopes in Costa Rica at elevations from sea level to 1,100 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The flowers are usually dioecious, but rarely they are monoecious[
]. Usually, both male and female forms will need to be grown if seed is required.
The plant is used as a remedy for malaria[
Sometimes grown as a hedge[
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