Cauliflory: Flowers that Bloom on Tree Trunks

One of the most striking botanical sights in a tropical forest is a tree trunk covered with flowers or fruit. Even a single flower will stand out on a stark wooden trunk. Cauliflory is a condition found in trees and woody vines where flowers and fruit are borne directly on the trunks and older branches. Many different plant families are known for cauliflory.

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A Brief History on Rubber Tapping in Malaysia

Rubber tapping is the process by which natural rubber (gum rubber) is collected. There are many species of trees that can be tapped for rubber; some of the more common species are Gutta-Percha (Palaquium gutta), rubber fig (Ficus elastica), Jelutong (Dyera costulata), Panama rubber (Castilla elastica), various spurges (Euphorbia species), and Guayule (Parthenium argentatum).

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