Amur cork tree
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The bark from the amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense) is extracted to produce a yellow dye. The principal colorant is berberine.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Phellodendron amurense; kihada (Jap.); Japanese yellow wood
Physical and Chemical Properties
Autofluorescence = intense yellow
Resources and Citations
- S.Simoyama, Y.Noda, S.Katshuhara, "Non-Destructive Analysis of Ukiyo-E Prints" Dyes in History and Archaeology, No.15, Paper presented in Manchester England, Nov. 1996.
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: cork tree" a [Accessed March 5, 2002].
- R.Feller, M.Curran, C.Bailie, 'Identification of Traditional Organic Colorants Employed in Japanese Prints and Determination of their Rates of Fading', Japanese Woodblock Prints, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, 1984