Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Liquidambar orientalis  Turkish sweetgum
Family Altingiaceae
Genus Liquidambar  [li-kwid am-BAR]  from L. liquidus, liquid and ambar, Arabic amber from the fragrant resin
Species orientalis   of the east
Properties tree
Liquidambar orientalis, commonly known as oriental sweetgum or Turkish sweetgum, is a deciduous tree in the genus Liquidambar, native to the eastern Mediterranean region, that occurs as pure stands mainly in the floodplains of southwestern Turkey and on the Greek island of Rhodes.
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