Of these vines the most important are the species of Landolphia which occur throughout tropical Africa, including the Sudan, Congo, Mozambique and Madagascar, the principal of which are Landolphia owariensis and L.
Landolphia rll ber is usually roughly prepared and in consequence commands a low price.
Sudan is extracted partly from the roots of Landolphia or from the rhizomes of Landolphia Thollonii or Carpodinus lanceolatus.
African (Ire or Irai or Lagos) rubber tree, which belongs to the Apocynaceae, a natural order which includes the Landolphia vines as well as other rubber producers.
Among these may be mentioned the Landolphia vines, which are still the chief source of African rubber.
There are numerous species of these climbing plants, of which the most important as furnishing good rubber are Landolphia owariensis (see fig.
Africa and the Sudan, Landolphia Heudelotii of W.
Africa, and Landolphia Kirkii and L.
- Landolphia owariensis.
Other species of Landolphia, including Landolphia florida, abundant in both E.
RUBBERS Para Ceara Castilloa Ficus Landolphia Para Latex Rubber Rubber Rubber Elastica Kirkii (Ceylon).
It is here we find the Landolphia Florida, which yields the best rubber.
Rubber is collected from the Landolphia and various species of Ficus.
Both Landolphia florida and Landolphia owariensis are found.
The wealth of the country consists, however, chiefly in its indigenous trees of economic value - the oil-palm, the kola-nut tree and various kinds of rubber plants, chiefly the Landolphia owariensis.
The most valuable of the forest flora are the lianas, notably Landolphia florida, which yield the india-rubber of commerce.