Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. ex A. Juss.) Mull. Arg.

Family: Euphorbiaceae Genus: Hevea Species: Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. ex A. Juss.) Mull. Arg.






Synonym Hevea camargoana, Hevea granthamii  Flower Color White
Common Name Rubber tree, Hevea, Natural rubber, Para rubber Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Rubber Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to an 500 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details fruit a 3-lobed, 3-seeded ellipsoidal each carpel with 1 seed; seeds ellipsoidal, variable in size, 2.5–3 cm long, mottled brown, lustrous, weighing 2–4 g each
Habitat Occurs in forest edges and gaps Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native to the Amazon region; Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia and exotic to India Bark Details Grayish and latex vessels in the bark
Distribution in manipur Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Tree up to 40 m tall, with girth 2.6–3.3 m; stems smooth and straight; trunk unbranched up a long way and then with much-branched leafy canopy; bark grayish; taproot well-developed Leaf Details leaves alternate, trifoliolate, stipulate, petioles 7.5–10(-70) cm long; leaflets obovate, apically acuminate, entire, basally acute, penninerved, 10–15(-50) cm long, 3–6(-15) cm broad

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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