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Hevea brasiliensis (rubber tree)


Wikipedia Abstract

Hevea brasiliensis, the Pará rubber tree, sharinga tree, seringueira, or, most commonly, the rubber tree, is a tree belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae. It is the most economically important member of the genus Hevea. It is of major economic importance because the milky latex extracted from the tree is the primary source of natural rubber.
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Allergen Potential [1]  High
Janka Hardness [3]  930 lbf (422 kgf) Soft
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Specific Gravity [4]  0.49
Structure [2]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Manú National Park II 4213523 Cusco, Peru  


External References

USDA Plant Profile


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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
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4Jérôme Chave, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Timothy R. Baker, Tomás A. Easdale, Hans ter Steege, Campbell O. Webb, 2006. Regional and phylogenetic variation of wood density across 2,456 neotropical tree species. Ecological Applications 16(6), 2356 - 2367
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
7Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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9Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
10The Diet of the Capped Langur (Presbytis pileata) in a Moist Deciduous Forest in Bangladesh, Craig B. Stanford, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1991
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0