The most common Katira gum producing species are listed below. Katira is a gum which is collected from the stem of the Gavan plant
Katira gum producing species
The most common Katira gum producing species are listed below:
- Astragalus Echidna Bunge.
- Astragalus Echindaeformis Sirjev.
- Astragalus Floccosun Boiss.
- Astragalus Gossypinus Fischer.
- Astragalus Hypsogeton Bunge.
- Astragalus Longistylus Bunge.
- Astragalus Verus Oliver
- Astragalus Myriacanthus Boiss.
- Astragalus Microcephalus Wild.
- Astragalus Meschedensis Bunge.
Katira gum properties
Katira is gum which is extracted from the astragal stem. This gum runs out either naturally or in response to a stem wounding or cut and will be in a short period.
Katira gum is marketed is in types:
- Yellow Katira: This type of gum is strip like compounds and smoke shape.
- White Katira: This type is like an expanded cloth, central or side parts of the gum are raised.