guayule

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guayule

((g)wī-ū′lē) [Sp. guayule, fr Nahuatl cuauholli, rubber tree]
A plant (Parthenium argentatum) native to the deserts of Texas and Mexico. It is used to make hypoallergenic latex.
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Guayule, Parthenium argentatum, lacks Hevea's rash-causing proteins.
Non-hevea natural rubber is derived from alternative plant species, such as Parthenium argentatum, whose common name is guayule (Mooibroek and Cornish 2000).
Cornish, "Magnesium regulation of in vitro rubber synthesis by Hevea brasiliensis and Parthenium argentatum," paper no.