Ilixanthin

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Description

A yellow dye extracted from the leaves of both the common buckwheat plant, Fagopyrum esculentum, and the English holly bush, Ilex aquifloium. Ilixanthin produces a dark yellow color on cotton when mordanted with alumina and a light yellow when mordanted with tin.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • F. Crace-Calvert, Dyeing and Calico Printing, Palmer & Howe, London, 1876