Rubber

Rubber

Scientific name: Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. ex A.Juss.) Müll.Arg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

KingdomPlantae
DivisionMagnoliophyta
ClassMagnoliopsida
OrderMalpighales
FamilyEuphorbiaceae
GenusHevea
SpeciesH. brasiliensis

 

Botanical Description of Rubber

Habit: Perennial tree up to 40 m tall

 

Root: Tap root system

Stem: The greyish-brown trunk is straight and tapering and diameter up to 50 cm

Leaf: The leaves are spirally arranged, alternate or trifoliate

Inflorescence: Axillary, flowers are small and monoecious

Fruit: Woody capsule

 

 

 

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