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prop. n.1.(Bot.) A genus of sapotaceous trees of India. Isonandra Gutta is the principal source of gutta-percha.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The commonly held view, he noted, was that the best varieties came from Isonandra gutta.
He observed that there were two varieties required for cable production; first, the variety including Dichopsis, Palaquium, and Isonandra (which were really all the same) (42) and, secondly, the 'Paienna' [Payena].
Moreover, it was unlikely that French officials would endorse or invest in plantations of such trees as they too would not want to risk growing a product that might not be successful--it could be grown as an adjunct to the more important varieties (Palaquium or Isonandra), but probably no more than that.