Hevea brasiliensis (Rubber tree, Para rubber tree, SiringaTree, Jebe, HEVBR) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-108280 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 30 Jul 2015
Organism information
Hevea brasiliensis
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Streptophyt
Order Malpighiales
Family Euphorbiaceae
Genus Hevea
Species brasiliensis
  • Siphonia brasiliensis
  • Rubber tree
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  • Para rubber tree
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  • SiringaTree
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  • Jebe
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  • HEVBR
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Trees
Domesticated
Characteristics related to biosafety
Hevea brasiliensis is native to South America (the Brazilian and Bolivian region covering Amazon and Orinoco river basins).
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Hevea brasiliensis is now widely distributed in the tropical region for rubber production. Location within which this species is naturalised include eastern Africa, Asia and some oceanic islands with warm climate.
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Wild and semi-wild Hevea brasiliensis is found in the northern part of South America, from Brazil to Venezuela, and Colombia to Peru and Bolivia. This species is now grown/cultivated in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, China, India and Papua New Guinea in Asia, as well as in Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Liberia and Gabon in Africa.
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Certain proteins contained in natural rubber latex may cause allergic reactions.
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  • Research
  • Timber
  • Other (Rubber elastomer)
Additional Information
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