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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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This researched aimed to evaluate the development of 12 rubber tree clones in northwestern Minas Gerais, in order to evaluate their behavior through biometric variables and survival in culture conditions in the town of Paracatu from 62 to 128 months.
The most commonly tree species used by our model was Cypress Cupressus sp and Rubber trees Ficus elastica.
The 55-year-old Joseph, who has tapped rubber trees for three decades, said he had lost Rs200,000 this year and that he would not resume tapping unless rubber prices rose to Rs150 per kg.
Because wintering effects usually begin when trees are 4 to 5 years old (GEETHA; JACOB, 2003), the SOC increase through leaf litter deposition becomes more significant as the rubber trees age.
One sign that their optimism is warranted is that tire companies --the largest consumers of all types of rubber--are investing in alternatives to rubber trees and oil.
Abstract: The tingid Leptopharsa heveae, known as the lace bug, occurs in large populations in rubber tree plantations, limiting the production of latex due to losses of photosynthetic area and weakening of the infested trees.
Growth and latex production are two distinct physiological phenomena in rubber trees.
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.
Introduced by French colonists, and soon exploited by international businesses including the French tire company Michelin, Vietnamese rubber trees were decimated by Agent Orange, a substance used by the American military as a defoliant in an attempt to deprive the Vietcong of ground cover.
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.
According to the plan, the three governments used soft loans to encourage farmers to cut down aging rubber trees and replant.