Jump to navigation Jump to search


A natural orange dye obtained from the seeds of the Asian lotus tree Mallotus philippinensis. The primary coloring agent in kamala is Rottlerin along with small amounts of isoallorottlerin, flavonoids, resins, and wax. The pale orange color is extracted from the hairs and glands covering the seed capsule.

Synonyms and Related Terms

kamila; kameela; kamela; spoonwood; Natural Orange 2; CI 75310; Natural Yellow 25; rottlerin

Physical and Chemical Properties

CAS 100208-57-9

Resources and Citations

  • Helmut Schweppe, Schweppe color collection index and information book
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: emtry 5292
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Colour Index International online at www.colour-index.org