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balata

(băl`ətə), nonelastic natural rubberrubber,
any solid substance that upon vulcanization becomes elastic; the term includes natural rubber (caoutchouc) and synthetic rubber. The term elastomer is sometimes used to designate synthetic rubber only and is sometimes extended to include caoutchouc as well.
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 obtained as a latexlatex,
emulsion of a polymer (e.g., rubber) in water (see colloid). Natural latexes are produced by a number of plants, are usually white in color, and often contain, in addition to rubber, various gums, oils, and waxes.
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 from the South American tree Manikara bidentata and from related trees. Its properties are similar to those of gutta-perchagutta-percha
, natural latex obtained from Palaquium gutta and several other evergreen trees of East Asia. The latex, collected by felling or girdling the tree, is allowed to coagulate and is then washed, purified, and molded into bricks for shipping.
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, and its processing and uses are essentially the same. It is sometimes called gutta balata.

balata

[bə′läd·ə]
(materials)
A hard substance, similar to gutta-percha, used mainly in golf balls and belting, which is made by drying the milky juice of the bully tree (Manilkara bidentata). Also known as gutta-balata.
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First, Dacryodes excelsa and Manilkara bidentata, the tallest species within the Luquillo Mountains, are common and best developed at lower elevations on protected ridges and slopes (Wadsworth, 1951).
At Bisley, a watershed located between 260 and 450m to the windward, Dacryodes excela was associated with ridges, Manilkara bidentata with slopes, and Prestoea montana and Guarea guidonia with ravines (Basnet, 1992).
Buchenavia tetraphylla and Manilkara bidentata were found together on upper slopes.
Manilkara bidentata, the remaining large species, also at tains >1m in dbh (Little and Wadsworth, 1964).
Se aprovechan unas 30 especies segun diametros minimos de cortabilidad, clasificadas segun su potencial comercial en tres grupos que comprenden: las comerciales: Hymenaea courbaril, Pouteria caimito, Spondias mombin, Cordia alliodora, Andira sp, Manilkara bidentata y Peltogyne pubescens; las potencialmente comerciales que incluye entre otras a Cordia bicolor, Fagara martinicense, Tetragastris panamensis, Ceiba pentandra, Brosimun alicastrum, Aspidosperma megalocarpum, Astronium leconinfei; y las especies sin valor comercial actual, pero de interes por su gran abundancia como por ejemplo Drypetes variabilis.
Se siguieron registrando aumentos de area basal y biomasa del rodal, principalmente por crecimiento de las especies dominantes Dacryodes excelsa y Manilkara bidentata, cuya renovacion fue estimulada.
Seguiram-se registrando aumentos de area basal e biomassa do lote, principalmente por crescimento das especies dominantes Dacryodes excelsa e Manilkara bidentata, cuja renovacao foi estimulada.
Sloanea berteriana, Dacryodes excelsa and Manilkara bidentata were among the most common species removed.