Black Dhup(aka. Dark Damar) is a shiny, hard, dark brown and somewhat translucent resin obtained from the Canarium genus. Native to India, this is commonly known as Damar/Dammar. This incense evaporates completely when heated upon a hot charcoal. The smoke produced by Black Dhup shares characteristics with other damar resins and is very similar to the resin known as 'Rich Dark Mayan Copal' which is actually from Sumatra, but without some of the spice undertones. The aromas is resinous, warming, dry and earthy. Black Dhup makes for an excellent nocturnal incense and thus lends itself to magickal working. Black Dhup is thought to be associated with the Earth element along with Venus as its celestial body.
Kingdom: Group: Family: Genus: Species:
Plantae Angiosperms Burseraceae Canarium strictum
We are currently not aware of any additional binomial terms for Canarium strictum.
Canarium strictum is native to southern China, India, Myanmar and Thailand.
Common English: Black Dammer, Black Dhup,Dhup Tree,Indian White-Mahogany
Asian tongues: Mong (Thai)
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