Gum Dammar (or Damar)

Gum Dammar (or Damar)

(also referred to as Copal)
Family:  Dipterocarpaceae
Genus:  Shorea
Country of Origin:  Indonesia (Sumatra)
Form/Size: Natural pieces (larger and smaller)

Mostly produced by tapping trees; sometimes collected in fossilized form from the ground.  Used in foods, painting supplies and mediums (e.g. to make varnish), and as incense.  Colorless to slightly yellow in color.

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