Palaquium gutta


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Related to Palaquium gutta: Gutta percha
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Noun1.Palaquium gutta - one of several East Indian trees yielding gutta-perchaPalaquium gutta - one of several East Indian trees yielding gutta-percha
genus Palaquium, Palaquium - large genus of Malaysian trees with milky juice and leathery leaves
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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(64) The Payena was marketed as, for example, Gutta Soondie or Gutta Sundek, and was quite well known in the market place as a good, but somewhat second-rate product, and priced accordingly; see Gamble 1907:118, listing it at $150 per pikul, compared with up to $500 per pikul for Palaquium Gutta. The expert was Obach (see 1897-98, he is still regarded as a key source on the trade and use of gutta percha).
The name of the company, Gutta Percha, is derived from the genus name of the Palaquium gutta tree, which produces sap that transforms into a rigid natural latex.
It was obtained from various species of the Palaquium (and sometimes the Payena) genus of the Sapotaceae family, especially Palaquium gutta, P.