Bibliography (FAO, NWFP 6)

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Coppen, Gums, resins and latexes of plant origin, 1995

  • Extract from : NWFP 6. Coppen J.J.W., 1995. Gums, resins and latexes of plant origin. FAO, Rome. 142 p. (Non-Wood Forest Products, 6). on line




The following references provide details of books on gums and resins, and some articles covering a number of gums, resins and latexes not cited earlier in this report. Some of the older books, which are often a valuable source of information, are likely to be out of print but should be accessible through libraries.

  • ANDERSON, D.M.W. (1985) Gums and resins, and factors influencing their economic development. pp 343-356. In Plants for Arid Lands. Wickens, G.E., Goodin, J.R. and Field, D.V. (eds). 452 pp. London: Allen & Unwin.
  • BARRY, T.H. (1932) Natural Varnish Resins. 294 pp. London: Ernest Benn.
  • DAVIDSON, R.L. (ed.) (1980) Handbook of Water-Soluble Gums and Resins. 608 pp. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • GLICKSMAN, M. (1969) Gum Technology in the Food Industry. 590 pp. New York: Academic Press.
  • GRAY, P.S. and PENNING, W. (1992) Present and future legislation of food hydrocolloids. pp 17-27. In Gums and Stabilisers for the Food Industiy, Vol. 6. Proceedings of 6th International Conference, Wrexham, 1992. Oxford: IRL Press.
  • HILLIS, W.E. (1987) Heartwood and Tree Exudates. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
  • HOWES, F.N. (1949) Vegetable Gums and Resins. 188 pp. Waltham, USA: Chronica Botanica.
  • HOWES, F.N. (1950) Age-old resins of the Mediterranean region and their uses. Economic Botany, 4, 307-316.
  • MANTELL, C.L. (1947) The Water-Soluble Gums. 279 pp. New York: Reinhold Publishing Corp.
  • MANTELL, C.L. (1950) The natural hard resins - their botany, sources and utilisation. Economic Botany, 4, 203-242.
  • MANTELL, C.L., KOPF, C.W., CURTIS, J.L. and ROGERS, E.M. (1942) The Technology of Natural Resins. 506 pp. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
  • MARIMUTHU, S., SUBRAMANIAN, R.B., KOTHARI, I.L. and INAMDAR, J.A. (1989) Laticiferous taxa as a source of energy and hydrocarbon. Economic Botany, 43, 255-261.
  • MAROTHIA, D.K. and GAURAHA, A.K. (1993) Marketing of denationalised minor forest products in tribal economy. Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, 6(2), 84-91.
  • METCALFE, C.R. (1967) Distribution of latex in the plant kingdom. Economic Botany, 21, 115-127.
  • NAS (1979) Gums. pp 278-291. In Tropical Legumes: Resources for the Future. 331 pp. Washington, D.C., USA: National Academy of Sciences.


  • ROBBINS, S.R.J. (1988) A Review of Recent Trends in Selected Markets for Water-Soluble Gums. ODNRI Bulletin No. 2. 108 pp. London: Overseas Development Natural Resources Institute [now Natural Resources Institute, Chatham].
  • OLIVER, B. (1961) Nigeria's useful plants. IV. Plants yielding gums, resins and rubber. Nigerian Field, 26(2), 70-90.
  • REHM, S. and ESPIG, G. (1991) Resins and gums. pp 374-381. In The Cultivated Plants of the Tropics and Subtropics - Cultivation, Economic Value, Utilization. 552 pp. Weikersheim, Germany: Verlag Josef Margraf.
  • TOOKEY, H.L. and JONES, Q. (1965) New sources of water-soluble seed gums. Economic Botany, 19, 165-174.
  • WHISTLER, R.L. (ed.) (1973) Industrial Gums. 810 pp. New York: Academic Press.