It is also known as Red Gum and Gum Accroides. It is soluble in alcohol. This resin is inclined to be brittle and not always soluble according to usual rules. The resin does not run in the molten state, but is heat reactive and at elevated temperatures, sets and becomes completely insoluble. Yacca is highly resistant to oils and has excellent insulation qualities. The attractive red color has not been bleached or removed from and is recommended as a dye for lacquers and the resin spirit varnishes. The softening point is about 75° C., melting point is 110-128° C. The specific gravity is 1.34.