Rubber

Rubber

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Malpighales
Family Euphorbiaceae
Genus Hevea
Species H. 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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