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Hardy Rubber Tree Seeds

Hardy Rubber Tree Seeds

6 total reviews

    Item #266


    3 seeds in a vial 

    These seeds belong to the tree Eucommia ulmoides, a rubber-producing tree native to Asia. It is sometimes called the hardy rubber tree because it is the only rubber- producing tree that is cold-tolerant.

    The rubber is harvested as latex. Latex is a natural plant substance, but it can also be manufactured by chemical processes. Trees produce latex to protect damaged parts from insects. In fact, if you tear a leaf of this tree, strands of latex hold the pieces together.

    Most natural rubber is harvested from another species, Hevea brasiliensis, but since demand is high, a special process has been developed to use the latex from E. ulmoides to produce a rubber substitute with similar properties.

    This species is one of nearly 9,000 plant species with a “vulnerable” conservation status because there are less than 1,000 mature trees in the wild.

    These seeds have evolved into this flat shape, called a samara, which enables the seed to use the wind for farther dispersion.


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    • Research Card

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    M.A. (Virginia, United States)

    Exactly as shown,happy customer thanks

    C
    C. (Minnesota, United States)
    Thank you!

    Delivered in excellent condition. Excited to plant.

    J
    J.K.

    Exceptional quality item, glad I got it
    I must say about the packaging, attention to detail and these nice colored information cards for each item. Wow, real good!

    J
    J. (Ontario, Canada)
    Exceptional packaging and quality

    i recommend this product as it is in great shape and well packaged. Sorry I accidentally put 1 star but this is a 5 star !

    D
    D.C. (Virginia, United States)

    Daniel gave this item 5 stars

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    M.M. (Virginia, United States)
    Rubber Tree Seeds

    Just as advertised. Stemcell Science Shop is the go to place for unique and unusual scientific items.

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