English Abstract

Odyssey of Hevea tree around the World: From Wickham to Ford

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2012),85(3),107-114 General Review in Japanese

Part 1. Plant introduction of cinchona by Markham ahead of Hevea
Part 2. Wickham’s thought on the Tropics; Nicaragua, Orinoco, and Amazon
Part 3. Wickham in Santarem and his tugs of war with the Kew Botanic Gardens and the Office of India
Part 4. Odyssey of Hevea from Amazon to Kew, thence to South and Southeast Asia
Part 5. Wickham after Hevea, a planter in obsession, and Ridley, the father of rubber plantation
Part 6. Fordlandia; Hevea brasiliensis returned
Part 7. Wickham, Ford, and our future
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