rubber tree, Indian rubber bush
The ficus rubber plant is from a large tree in the banyan group of figs, growing up to 30–40 metres. It has broad shiny oval leaves 10–35 centimetres long and 5–15 centimetres broad. The leaf size is largest on the young plants occasionally to 45 centimetres .The leaves develop inside a sheath at the groth point of the plant. When it is mature, it unfurls and the sheath drops off the plant. Inside the new leaf, another immature leaf is waiting to develop.
Ficus elastica yields a milky white latex separate from its sap and carried and stored in different cells.
This latex was formerly used to make rubber.
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