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Common name

English: Pará rubber tree

German: Kautschukbaum

Mandarin: 橡胶树 (xiang jiao shu)

Portuguese: Seringueira

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2509)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2408)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2040)

      Order: Malpighiales (94)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (77) (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

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

External links

Check for Hevea brasiliensis at World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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