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Major Plant Exudates of the World

Synonyms: Acacia verek Guill. & Perr.; Mimosa senegal L.; Senegalia senegal (L.) Britton Common names: gum arabic, gum arabic tree, kher, Senegal gum, Sudanese gum arabic, three-

thorn acacia, acacia à gomme [French], gommier blanc [French], gummiarabikumbaum [German], Senegal akazie [German], acacia del Senegal [Spanish] (USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, 2008). Gum arabic is also called ‘hashab’ after the local name of the tree or ‘kordofan’ after the main production area in the Sudan (Imeson, 1992).