Guttapercha

Sector

Agriculture

Sub Sector

Forestry

Regional

Classification
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta (vascular plants)
Super Division: Spermatophyta (Produce seeds)
Division: Magnoliophyta (flowering plants)
Class: Magnoliopsida (cotyledons / dicots)
Sub Class: Dilleniidae
Order: Ebenales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Palaquium
Species: Palaquium gutta Baill

Growing Conditions
Soil
Fertile, loose, humus-rich soil with a pH of 5-6.
Too sandy soil and heavy clay are not suitable.
Climate
The average rainfall is 2,500 mm / year, the dry season is not too long, at least 100 mm / month.
Optimum temperature 25°- 28°C, minimum temperature 20°C.
80-90% relative humidity.
Altitude between 400-1000 m above sea level.

Benefit
The main uses at this time are for the installation of submarine cables, golf ball coatings, plaster mixes for bone dressings, dental care and the manufacture of dentures.