Summary. Otherwise known as Aloes wood and Malacca eagle-wood, Agar wood (Aquilaria malaccensis) is a tropical small tree that grows up to 40 m high and. Latin Aquilaria, eagle, after its common name in Malacca ― eagle wood; Latin malaccensis, of Malacca, referring to one locality in the natural distribution of this . Growth and Mineral Nutrition of Aquilaria Malaccensis (Karas) In Two Habitats As Affected By Different Cultural Practices. Article (PDF.

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It is also made into writing material which was formerly only used for chronicles of important events and religious books[ ]. It prefers moist soil.

Aquilaria malaccensis Agar Wood, Eaglewood, Indian Aloewood, Aloeswood PFAF Plant Database

Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Aquilaria malaccensis is the major source[5] of agarwood, a resinous heartwood, used for perfume and incense. They have been recorded as reaching a height of nearly 5 metres and a diameter of 30 cm 8 years after planting, whilst 67 year old plantation trees in Malaysia had reached an average height of 27 metres and a diameter of 38 cm[ ].

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The resin is concentrated in the included phloem strands. Mature trees aged around 80 years may reach a height of 25 – 30 metres and a malaccfnsis at breast height of 55 – 70 cm[ ]. Its aroma has some resemblance with vetiverol or styrax and has a sweetness similar to that of sandalwood oil. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. It is sown in nursery beds, about 5 mm deep in a mixture of soil, sand and manure and kept under light shade.


Aquilaria sinensis, from China, has lobes 8mm long.

A number of other species are less important sources of agar wood, including some minor Aquilaria spp. Transplanting bare-rooted seedlings has been tried successfully in some areas[ ].

Aquilaria malaccensis

The best agarwood yields are from trees of 50 years age or more but resin is produced as early as 20 years[ ]. The incense is used against cancer in Western, Chinese, and Indian medicine. Edible parts are the seeds and bark.

The silvery inner bark can be removed from the trunk in a single large sheet[ ]. QR Code What’s this?

In Western, Chinese and Indian medicines the incense is used against cancer, especially of the thyroid gland. It is threatened by habitat loss. Review of Significant Trade: It is used in luxury perfumery for application in e. It prefers an annual rainfall of 1, – 6, mm, a mean annual maximum temperature of 22 – 28c and a mean annual minimum temperature of 14 – 21c[ ].

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Fruit harvested for seed should be collected when mature but still green. The fruits are dried in the shade for about 2 days, they then burst and release the seed[ ]. Habitats Commonly found scattered in primary and secondary forest, mainly in plains but also on hillsides and ridges up to metres[ ]. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Good seed years occur aquklaria and a medium malaccensia tree may then produce 1.

Please view the copyright link for more information. Copy and print the QR code to a plant malacfensis, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. They are ready for transplanting when 30 – 35 cm tall and 10 – 12 months old[ ]. The extremely high prices paid malacvensis high quality agar wood and for the essential oil and the indiscriminate felling of both diseased and healthy trees threaten natural stands of Malacccensis including Aquilaria malaccensis to extinction.


Aquilaria malaccensis is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m 65ft by 8 m 26ft at a slow rate. Three closely related species of Aquilaria are considered to be the major sources of agar wood and are distinguished by the length of their calyx lobes: Despite its endangerment, A. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read malacceensis mobile phone smartphone cameras.

The incense is also used as an insect repellent[ ]. Its white flowers are in clusters and its fruits are egg shaped and velvety. This Malvales -related article is a stub. This species forms an association with endotrophic mycorrhizal fungi[ ].

For more information about QR Codes click here. It is highly valued for its strength and durability and is made into cloth and ropes[ ].

We are currently updating this section. It is suitable for making boxes, light indoor construction and veneer[ ]. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. In trade a distinction between the wood from these species is rarely made[ ].

Against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Shigella flexneri[ ]. Germination starts after 10 – 12 days and is normally complete after 1 month[ ]. Plants For Squilaria Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.

It is creamy white to pale yellowish-brown or greyish-brown, heartwood and sapwood not clearly differentiated[ ].

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