Rubber Tree Hevea Brasiliensis
Also know as: Rubberwood
H. brasiliensis, often called Rubber Tree, is native to the Amazon region of South America, including Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. It has also been introduced for commercial production throughout Southeast Asia and Western Africa. It is generally found in low-altitude moist forests, wetlands, and disturbed areas. It grows quickly, reaching 30 to 40 meters and can live for up to 100 years. It produces a latex sap used as a raw material for rubber-based products. Its dense wood also provides an important source of lumber for the manufacturing of furniture.
Associated risks H. Brasiliensis is not listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This species is abundant and not subject to international or domestic trade bans or restrictions.
Countries Where Found
” Hevea Brasiliensis” at the Agroforestry Tree Database
- ” Hevea Brasiliensis” at Purdue University: Center for New Crops and Plants Products