EPPO Global Database

Castilla elastica(CSIEL)

Code created in: 2001-11-13

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CSIEL
  • Preferred name: Castilla elastica
  • Authority: Cervantes


Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (Peru, Venezuela). The original source of rubber, later replaced by Hevea brasiliensis which is easier to tap

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Castilla nicoyensis Cook

Common names
Name Language
Mexican rubber English
Panama gum English
Panama rubber tree English
Castilloa-Kautschukbaum German
Hulebaum German
arbor de hule Spanish (HN)
cauchera Spanish
caucho Spanish (BO)
gorna Spanish
palo de hule Spanish (MX)
árvore-do-caucho Portuguese
caucho Portuguese
caucho-negro Portuguese