Gum ghatti, also known as Indian gum, is an amorphous, translucent exudate of the Anogeissus latifolia tree of the Combretaceae family. The tree is quite large and is found in the dry deciduous forests of India and Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). The gum is exuded in the form of rounded tears of less than 1 cm diameter, or in the form of larger vermiform masses. The gum has a glassy fracture and the color of the exudate varies from very light brown to dark brown, with the lighter colored material yielding a higher and better grade of gum. 1,2,15,16