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  Hevea braziliensis
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Hevea braziliensis (Willd. ex A. Juss.) Muell.-Arg., Linnaea 34: 204. 1865-66; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1346(942). 1925; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 259. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 375. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 339. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 428. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 717. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 440. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 330. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 296. 1997; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 416. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 623. 1997; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 459. 2005; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 231. 2007; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 637. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 756. 2009. Siphonia braziliensis Willd. ex A. Juss., Euphorb. Gen. 113. t. 12. f. 38B. 1824.
  Malayalam Name(s): Rubber
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Rubber
  Description: Trees, to 25 m high, bark grey; latex milky. Leaves digitately trifoliate, alternate, estipulate; rachis 3-10.5 cm long, slender, glabrous, swollen at base, a gland at the top; petiolule 5-7 mm long, whorled, slender, glabrous; lamina 5.5-14 x 3-6 cm, elliptic, elliptic-ovate or obovate, base acute, apex acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, glaucous beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 13-20 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform. Flowers unisexual, yellowish-white, in terminal panicled racemes in which the central flowers are female and the males; tepals yellowish-white; disc of 5 free or united glands; stamens 5-10 in 2 whorls; filaments united into a column extending beyond the anthers; ovary superior, 3-celled, ovules 3; stigma sessile. Fruit a capsule, 3-4 x 3-3.5 cm, 3-lobed, woody, dehiscent; seeds 3, yellowish-brown, mottled.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-June
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Brazil; introduced in the tropics elsewhere
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi
   
 
   
 
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