A cecropia telealba tree greyish white leaves in cloud cover
Cecropia telealba

Native to Colombia with a habitat from 4,800 and 8,500 feet. A tree easily spotted from a distance due to its silver-white shine. The silvery effect is due to hairs that cover the green leaves, which when hit by the sun makes the large leaves appear to be a sliver white color. Photographed in Bogotá.

A Cecropia telealba tree silver-white leaves hit by sunlight on a cloudy day