Latex constitutes the protoplasm of the latex vessel
, and tapping of cutting of the latex vessel
creates a hydrostatic pressure gradient along the vessel with consequent flow of latex through the cut.
Sucrose from photosynthesis is translocated from leaves through vessels into latex vessels
Unlike hevea, which produces rubber particles in latex vessels
that are readily tapped, guayule accumulates rubber particles in its bark's parenchyma cells (Bonner and Arreguin, 1949).
the structure of rubber tree bark is discussed for its importance, "because it contains the latex vessels
which are the chief source of the world's rubber supply.