Monday, June 1, 2009

Rubber trees, Rathnapura, Sri Lanka.

Hevea brazilienensis is the botanical name of the rubber tree. It was a native of Brazil and was propagated from there to the rest of the world. The latex oozing from its cut bark is collected and forms the main ingredient in the manufacture of rubber. There are quite a lot of these rubber plantations in Sri Lanka. I took this picture of the trees standing in a row at Paradise Estate, Rathnapura, Sri Lanka.