See Plants. The Hebrew term lot of Genesis 37:25 or the resin in the English translation has been viewed by some translators as a reference to a resin that was derived from rock roses. Other scholars dispute this and suggest instead that it refers to a resin which was obtained from the mastic tree or chestnut tree or pine tree. The term appears in a passage that describes the goods carried by the traders to whom Joseph was sold.
The dark resin that is obtained from the rock rose is used in the making of perfumes.
Habitat: Stony, dry soil.