This tree is extremely valuable to humans, it is the source of latex and natural rubber and is the most economically important crop of the genus Hevea. It is grown on monoculture crop plantations mostly in South America and some parts of Africa.
- B.C. Bennett. 2007. Chapter 3: Twenty-five Important Plant Families. B.C. Bennett, editor. UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. http://eolss.net.
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