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Hevea brasiliensis Para rubber tree Karet Euphorbiaceae

Hevea brasiliensis, Para rubber tree, Pohon karet


Hevea brasiliensis, Para rubber tree, Pohon karet	This tree reaches 120 ft (36 m) in its natural habitat along the Amazon and Orinoco rivers in South America but elsewhere it seldom exceeds 60 ft (18 m). The thick, leathery leaves are divided into 3 leaflets and the greenish white perfumed flowers are insignificant. These flowers appear before or with new growth, which is a distinctive bronze-purple. It is rarely grown other than in commercial plantations or in botanical gardens.
Cultivation: They need moist, free-draining soil and part-shade in the heat of summer. Propagate from fresh seed.