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Date: 1/9/2004



Question:
How many types of rubber trees are there in the world?


Replies:
One species makes up most of the rubber trees used for production.

Possibly helpful:

http://www.siu.edu/~ebl/leaflets/rubber.htm

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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