Rubber Tree Varieties
Name: John K.
How many types of rubber trees are there in the world?
One species makes up most of the rubber trees used for production.
For other species names, recommend seeing www.ipni.org and enter "Hevea" for the genus,
ca. 30 species names; however, many might be synonymous with others. Also please note
that there are other rubber-producing plants in other genera besides Hevea.
Anthony Brach, Ph.D
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Update: June 2012