Damar (English: Dammar gum) is the secretion (gum or gum) tree Shorea sp., Vatica sp., Dryobalanops sp., And others from the tribe of meranti or Dipterocarpaceae. These include damar and dark amber. Resin used in the manufacture of matches (to prevent the fire from burning wood too fast), plastic, plaster, varnishes and lacquers. The resin is a resin triterpenoids, contains triterpene and the results of oxidation.
Name in Indonesian or Malay language means "resin" or "torch made of resin".