India rubber plant


India rubber plant

tree
also called  India Rubber Tree 

      (species Ficus elastica), large tree in its native Southeast Asia and in other warm areas but a common indoor pot plant elsewhere. It has large, thick, oblong leaves, up to 30 cm (12 inches) long and figlike fruits in pairs along the branches. The milky sap, or latex, was once an important source of an inferior natural rubber.

      Young plants available in the florist's trade are durable and grow well under less-than-ideal indoor conditions. Among the cultivated varieties offered are Decora, with broader and darker green leaves, and a few variegated strains, with marbled gray, cream, and white leaves or green leaves with white or yellow margins.

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  • India-rubber plant — noun large tropical Asian tree frequently dwarfed as a houseplant; source of Assam rubber • Syn: ↑India rubber tree, ↑India rubber fig, ↑rubber plant, ↑Assam rubber, ↑Ficus elastica • Hypernyms: ↑fig tree * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • India-rubber tree — noun large tropical Asian tree frequently dwarfed as a houseplant; source of Assam rubber • Syn: ↑India rubber plant, ↑India rubber fig, ↑rubber plant, ↑Assam rubber, ↑Ficus elastica • Hypernyms: ↑fig tree * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • rubber plant — 1. a plant, Ficus elastica, of the mulberry family, having oblong, shining, leathery leaves, growing native as a tall tree in India, the Malay Archipelago, etc., used as a source of rubber and cultivated in Europe and America as an ornamental… …   Universalium

  • rubber plant — noun large tropical Asian tree frequently dwarfed as a houseplant; source of Assam rubber • Syn: ↑India rubber tree, ↑India rubber plant, ↑India rubber fig, ↑Assam rubber, ↑Ficus elastica • Hypernyms: ↑fig tree * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • India-rubber fig — noun large tropical Asian tree frequently dwarfed as a houseplant; source of Assam rubber • Syn: ↑India rubber tree, ↑India rubber plant, ↑rubber plant, ↑Assam rubber, ↑Ficus elastica • Hypernyms: ↑fig tree * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • India rubber tree — noun A rubber plant • • • Main Entry: ↑Indian …   Useful english dictionary

  • rubber plant — stambialapis fikusas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Ficus elastica), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ficus elastica angl. Assam rubber; India rubber; India rubber fig; Indian… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • India-rubber spring — Spring Spring, n. [AS. spring a fountain, a leap. See {Spring}, v. i.] 1. A leap; a bound; a jump. [1913 Webster] The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • India rubber — stambialapis fikusas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Ficus elastica), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ficus elastica angl. Assam rubber; India rubber; India rubber fig; Indian… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • India rubber fig — stambialapis fikusas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šilkmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Ficus elastica), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ficus elastica angl. Assam rubber; India rubber; India rubber fig; Indian… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)


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