Oils and Rubber from Arid Land Plants

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Science  02 May 1980:
Vol. 208, Issue 4443, pp. 460-464
DOI: 10.1126/science.208.4443.460


In this article the economic development potentials of Cucurbita species (buffalo gourd and others), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba), Euphorbia lathyris (gopher plant), and Parthenium argentatum (guayule) are discussed. All of these plants may become important sources of oils or rubber.