Often known simply as the 'rubber tree', Hevea brasiliensis produces a creamy white latex – which was central to the Amazon rubber boom in the late 19th and early 20th century. The tree’s rubber helped the Amazon achieve a world monopoly, leading to the growth of cities like Manaus, Brazil, and Iquitos, Peru, until the UK began to grow the seed in its colonies in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
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