A tree that produces the latex from which rubber is manufactured, native to the Amazonian rainforest and widely cultivated elsewhere.
- Hevea brasiliensis, family Euphorbiaceae.
- In contrast, latex from the tropical rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis can cause allergic reactions ranging from discomforting rashes to life-threatening shock.
- Natural latex is a milky fluid produced by the rubber tree and is used for manufacturing scores of everyday items.
- Also known as natural rubber latex, this milky cytosol is acquired by tapping the commercial rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis.
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