Copal – Black
Aromatic Note: Base note
From the Dammar pine tree, or Kauri Pine, we are given the gift of a dark mystical resin, commonly called copal negro, dark or black copal resin.
The tree grows to 20 ft (60m) and is highly prized for its wood and resin. The tree is now cultivated for its treasured resin.
Threatened Species Alert: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species includes this species, Agathis dammara.
This species is distinctive, highly sought, and exploited for their valuable timber.
Large stands of this species have been completely extracted throughout much of its range, most notably in Kalimantan.
Exploitation continues to be heavy and regeneration in residual stands is insufficient to replace lost populations. In the past, the tree has also been destructively exploited for copal resin.
Status: Vulnerable. See IUCN.
Synonyms: Pinus dammara, Copal Negro, Dark Copal, Ambiana Pitch
Origin: Malaysia, Sumatra, Philippines, Borneo, Australia, Moluccas.
Parts Used: resin
Aroma Description: mysterious, mystical, balsamic
Cosmetic Uses: none known
Culinary Uses: none known
Medicinal Attributes: none known
Essential Oil: None known
Mixes Well With: benzoin, copal-gold, copal-white, dammar, labdanum, myrrh, palo santo, sandalwood, storax, tolu balsam, tonka beans, vanilla, etc.
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Black Copal Resin
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