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rubber tree

a tropical American euphorbiaceous tree, Hevea brasiliensis, cultivated throughout the tropics, esp in Malaya, for the latex of its stem, which is the major source of commercial rubber

rubber tree

[′rəb·ər ‚trē]
(botany)
Hevea brasiliensis. A tall tree of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) from which latex is collected and coagulated to produce rubber.
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Fortunately, almost 2,000 plants besides rubber trees produce rubber.
The rubber production is concentrated in Jinghong, (25) and mainly controlled by state rubber tree plantations.
The susceptibility to climate changes of each rubber tree clone was evaluated in Table 1.
Every level of the logistics chain will be covered, from the initial felling of redundant rubber trees, to the harvesting, processing and eventual delivery of the converted biomass to cargo ships for exportation.
For those looking for organic protection, Brazil's first national condom factory, opened in 2008, sources latex directly from rubber trees of the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve in Acre.
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.
At Albany, Cornish is delineating the physical characteristics of sunflower candidates' latex and comparing them to those of latex taken from two other natural sources--the Brazilian rubber tree and a desert shrub, guayule.
The most recent findings, published in the December 5, 1999, issue of the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, suggest that medical, home, and industrial products made from guayule latex may offer a safe, practical alternative to latex products made from the most common source, the Brazilian rubber tree.
Latex" usually refers to either the sap of the Brazilian rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) or to products made from the sap.
The neighbor took a large pot and filled it with thick sap from a rubber tree.
Natural rubber latex is a product of the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis, which originated in the Amazon.
The extractive reserve system seeks to provide economic return and maintain biodiversity by using non-timber forest products, such as the rubber tree sap.