n (1859) Product obtained from the berries of trees indigenous to Japan and China. Although described as a wax, it differs from waxes in composition, in that it is a mixture of triglycerides. Mp, 52°C; sp gr, 0.987/15°C; saponification value, 215; iodine value, 11. (Langenheim JH (2003) Plant resins: Chemistry, evolution ecology and ethnobotany. Timber, Portland, OR; Ash M, Ash I (1982–1983) Encyclopedia of plastics polymers, and resins, vols I–III. Chemical Publishing, New York).