Sterculia urens | Ghost Tree | Kulu | Indian Tragacanth | Gum Karaya | | 5_Seeds

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These seeds were collected from Sterculia urens, also known as ghost tree, kulu, Indian tragacanth, gum karaya, katira, sterculia gum, and kateera gum. This tree has a pale trunk and can grow up to about 50 feet tall. The flowers are greenish yellow and a pollinator for Apis indica, the Indian honeybee. A natural gum pours out where the bark is damaged. This gum is used to adhere dentures and is used in the production of cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. The seeds can be roasted and eaten. USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 12.