|The Oriental Sweetgum
(Günlük, Buhur, Sigla, Liquidambar Orientalis)
|At the south shores of Gökova you will find a derivate of the platane tree, the “oriental sweetgum” or stated in a mixture of Latin and Arabic: “liquidambar orientalis”. Its fragrance is used to prepare perfumes and in the olden days every household in Bodrum used to keep a jar with the whitish resin as it has antiseptic qualities.
The oriental sweetgum tree is only found in this area. With a few on the northern tip of Rhodes, it is limited to Turkey.