Larch Turpentine or Venetian Turpentine is a turpentine type of a natural oleoresin. It occurs as a physiological secretion in the larch tree, Larix Decidua, a conifer. The tree is quite common in Central and Southern Europe, Austria, Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia, etc. Larch Turpentine is a very viscous liquid, just pourable at room temperature. It is of light amber or pale yellow color and possesses a soft, balsamic terpenic odor, reminiscent of fresh conifer resins and cones. Larch Turpentine is used in Europe, when and where it is available, as a fixative for pine or fir needle fragrances, low cost fougeres and industrial perfumes. It is an very good fixative. polysaccharide in cell wall of nocardia asteroides; also found in plants.
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