Gokatu gamboge

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A yellowish exudation obtained from the gokatu tree, Garcinia morella, native to Sri Lanka. Gokatu gamboge is locally used as a yellow pigment in water based paints.

See gamboge.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Garcinia morella; gamboge (Esp.); goma guta (Esp.); gomme gutte (Fr.); jaune du Cambodge (Fr.); gomma gutta (It); cambogia (It); Ceylon gamboge

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Oxford University Press, Oxford, Vol. 3, 1997 Comment: H.Schweppe, J.Winter, "Madder and Alizarin"
  • B.D.Nandadeva, Materials used in Sri Lanka, personal communication, 1995

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