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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Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The timber of healthy trees is used for making boxes, in light construction, and veneer. Aquilaria malaccensis is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m 65ft by 8 m 26ft at a slow rate. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is creamy white to pale yellowish-brown or greyish-brown, heartwood and sapwood not clearly differentiated[ ].
If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. The timber of undiseased trees, known as? If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Fruit harvested for seed should be malaccwnsis when mature but still green. Aquilaria malaccensis ” Significant trade in plants: Aquilaria malaccensis is a species of plant in the Thymelaeaceae family.
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 malaccsnsis spreads up to 12 m wide. Wood only partly saturated with resin but still fragrant, and occasionally also the wood remaining after distillation, is made into sticks called ‘joss-sticks’ or ‘agarbattis’ which are burnt as incense[ ].
Commonly found scattered in primary and secondary forest, mainly in plains but also on hillsides and ridges up to metres[ ].
As a result Iran is no longer considered as habitat for or producer of agarwood. Seed should be sown immediately, as it remains viable for only about 1 month.
For more information about QR Codes click here. In Thailand it is put into funeral pyres, while in Japan, the incense is used in tea ceremonies[ ]. Archived from the original PDF on Views Read Edit View history. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Fungi are involved in the process, but the process itself is not yet fully understood. Against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Shigella flexneri[ ]. The scented wood differs from the normal wood due mainly to deposition of an aromatic resin.
Seedlings are pricked out into containers 40 – 45 days after germination when they are 3 – 5 cm tall, and are kept under shade[ ]. Agar wood is the rare and famous, resin-containing heartwood that is produced mainly from old and diseased trees of several members of this genus[ ]. The resin is used to flavour curries in Malaysia[ ]. The best agarwood yields are from trees of 50 years age or more but resin is produced as early as 20 years[ ].
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In Western, Chinese and Indian medicines the incense is used against cancer, especially of the thyroid gland.
Aquilaria malaccensis (agarwood)
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[ ].
Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Review of Significant Trade: Damage by boring insects is often associated with the infection. Aquilaria malaccensis – Lam. Flowering and fruiting may start at an age of 7 – aquilaroa years.