Economic Botany

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 110–126 | Cite as

Laticiferous plants of economic importance IV jelutong (Dyera spp.)

  • Llewelyn Williams


Trees ofDyera, a small genus of the Apocynaceae, are characteristic of the rain forests in western Malaysia. The raw product prepared from the coagulated latex was formerly used in Malaya and elsewhere as an admixture with guttapercha(Palaquium spp.) and later as a substitute forHevea rubber for purposes not requiring elasticity. During the past 50 years, trees of the 2 species of this genus hare been the principal source in southeast Asia of a gutta-gum, exported in appreciable quantities to Europe and particularly to the United States.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Llewelyn Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of AgricultureCrops Research DivisionBeltsville

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