The Rubber Tree got its name from the sap-like extrac it produces that we know as rubber sap or natural latax.
The wood from this tree, referred to as parawood or rubberwood, is used in the manufacture of high-end furniture. It is valued for its dense grain, minimal shrinkage, attractive color and acceptance of different finishes. It is also prized as an "environmentally friendly" wood, as it makes use of trees that have been cut at the end of their latex-producing cycle
The Pará rubber tree initially grew only in the Amazon Rainforest. Once established outside its native country, rubber was extensively propagated in the British colonies. Rubber trees were brought to the botanical gardens at Buitenzorg, Java in 1883. By 1898, a rubber plantation had been established in Malaya, and today most rubber tree plantations are in South and Southeast Asia and some also in tropical West Africa . With a large number of plantaions that grew rubber trees the name Plantation Wood became interchangeable with Rubber Tree.