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The Mexican Candelilla Plant and Its Wax

W. H. Hodge and H. H. Sineath
Economic Botany
Vol. 10, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 1956), pp. 134-154
Published by: Springer on behalf of New York Botanical Garden Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4287885
Page Count: 21
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The Mexican Candelilla Plant and Its Wax
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Abstract

About eight million pounds of this wax, obtained from wild plants in northern Mexico and adjacent parts of Texas, have been used annually in the United States in recent years-three million of them in the chewing-gum industry, the rest in the manufacture of coating and polishing preparations.

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