Anogeissus latifolia, Ghatti, Indian Gum Tree, Dhawa, Indian sumac

Anogeissus latifolia

Ghatti, Indian Gum Tree, Dhawa, Indian sumac
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: India
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterEthnomedical plant.
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A tree Anogeissus latifolia common to many parts of India, the leaves of which yield a tannin used in that country. The tannin content of the leaves varies considerably, depending on the age of the trees when the leaves are gathered. Dhawa is considered to be well suited for the tanning of light leathers, giving a soft leather of a light color and firm texture. Dhawa is also the source of Ghatti gum.

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