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Old 7th September 2011, 22:15   #1 (permalink)
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Giant rubber tree

I think the giant rubber tree in Turkiye in Anamur opposite the Mamure castle. This tree is only growing inside in Istanbul but in Alanya, Anamur... south coast of Turkiye it grows well. Maybe a hundred years old very old and giant.



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Re: Giant rubber tree

Thank you. That is a beautiful tree. Just remembering when I lived in the UK, the largest rubber plant I ever saw was about 2 foot high!!
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Re: Giant rubber tree

l know this is a silly question.But it is something l wanted to know.
Why do they call it a rubber tree
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l know this is a silly question.But it is something l wanted to know.
Why do they call it a rubber tree


The rubber tree is called a rubber tree because itís sap extract, latex, is a primary source of natural rubber. A rubber tree will start to be harvested around 5 years old for the latex.

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Re: Giant rubber tree

There is a real giant of a Rubber Tree on the harbour in Kos Town the lower branches are supported to stop them breaking under the weight.

Although rubber can be produced from this species the major commercial rubber producing species is Havea braziliensis, which is very different in appearance and deciduous in the dry season.

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Re: Giant rubber tree

Dracey a tree is either deciduous or evergreen no matter what the season.
There is also a huge rubber tree in the Karagozler district of Fethiye.
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Dracey a tree is either deciduous or evergreen no matter what the season.
There is also a huge rubber tree in the Karagozler district of Fethiye.
The definition of deciduous is to shed leaves annually (seasonally) as opposed to evergreen's which shed their leaves over a period.
Consequently, a tree which sheds its leaves during the dry season in the tropics or winter time in temperate climes is deciduous.
The point I am making is that Havea braziliensis is deciduous in the dry season in the Tropics.
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Re: Giant rubber tree

Our neighbour had a rubber plant in a pot outside his door on the landing for years. When he moved home he gave it to me and I planted it the cactus garden in Leylek/Gunluk. This was late last year and it was about 2' high. It's now 9' high and 5' wide! It must like where I've plonked it. Luckily it's in a place where it can grow to it's hearts content.
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