Hevea Aubl. - Rubber trees

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees, exudate milky latex. Stipules small, caduceus. Leaves alternate, spirally arranged, or sub-opposite at apex of branches; lamina palmately compound, usually trifoliate, leaflets entire, petiole long, apex glandular. Inflorescence many flowered panicles of cymes in axils of leaves or fallen leaves. Sepals 5-dentate or 5-lobed, lobes valvate, disc small. Fruit capsule, large, usually 3-valved, epicarp subfleshy, endocarp woody. Seeds oblong-elliptic, cotyledon broad and flat.

Worldwide: 10 species from Amazonian South America

Malawi: 1 cultivated taxon.

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brasiliensis (A. Juss.) Müll. Arg.

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hevea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hevea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hevea
Wikipedia: Hevea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hevea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hevea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Hevea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2471, retrieved 23 May 2022

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