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Common name

English: Pará rubber tree

German: Kautschukbaum

Mandarin: 橡胶树 (xiang jiao shu)

Portuguese: Seringueira


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Malpighiales (100)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (79)(family description)

          Genus: Hevea (1)

            Epithet: brasiliensis (Willd. ex Adr. Juss.) Muell. Arg. (2)

Synonyms: Siphonia brasiliensis Willd. ex Adr. Juss., Siphonia ridleyana O.F.Cook

brasiliensis => of Brazilian origin

ridleyana => in honor of Henry Nicholas Ridley (1855-1956), English botanist and geologist


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

External links

Check for Hevea brasiliensis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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