Rubber tree

Scientific name:  Hevea brasiliensis
Continent: South America
Fruit:  Yes
Fallen Leaf:  Yes
Toxic:  Yes
Size:  20 m

Its sap is irritating to eyes and skin, its latex is used to make chewing gum.

The rubber tree is native to the Malay Archipelago. It is a robust evergreen tree. Its erect stem is provided with permanent leaves of shiny dark green color. New leaves appear covered with a deep red colour and its fruits are spherical, 1 cm in diameter and with a smooth, greenish, dotted surface.

 The latex of the tree is used to make chewing gum, although this sap is very irritating to the eyes and skin.

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