Labdanum

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Description

A resinous pitch obtained from leaves of evergreen shrubs of the Cistus genus native to the Mediterranean region. Examples are:

-Cistus creticus (may be Levantine myrrh) - native to Syria, Palestine, Lebanon.

-Cistus ladanifer - native to Spain and northwest Africa.

-Cistus laurifolius - native to Asia Minor and the Balkans.

Synonyms and Related Terms

labdano (Esp.); ladanum

Additional Information

M.Serpico, R.White, "Resins, Amber and Bitumen" in Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology, P.Nicholson, I.Shaw (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2000, p. 430-474.