Large deciduous liquidambar trees, such as Liquidambar orientalis, native to Turkey and the Balkan islands. Storax tree were cultivated for the production of storax resin. The wood is a medium brown color with a close grain. The wood was used for local construction, roofing and flooring. The storax resin was used for perfumes and embalming.
Synonyms and Related Terms
liquidambar tree (Liquidambar orientalis); oriental sweetgum
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- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetgum (Accessed Oct. 8, 2005)