Red Gum is a main fuel in the popular Veline Color Star System and is made from the excretions of Grass Trees (Xanthorrhoea Genus), native to Australia. Red gum is soluble in many conventional solvents; alcohols, ethers, and ketones. Ethanol, methanol, acetone, isopropanol, and butanone are commonly used in pyrotechnic preparation. It also can be used as a binder.
Red gum is not particularly dangerous or toxic.