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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Downloaded on 21 October Agar-wood oil is an essential oil obtained by water and steam distillation of agar wood. Aquilaria malaccensis, from India, and Malaysia has lobes 2 – 3mm long. The inner bark is used in making cloth, ropes, and writing materials.

Aquilaria malaccensis ” Significant trade in plants: As a result Iran is no longer considered as habitat for or producer of agarwood. Infection by a second fungus causes the formation of agar wood, but it is unclear whether it is a product of the fungus or the tree. Review of Significant Trade: 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: The silvery inner bark can be removed from the trunk in a single large sheet[ ].

The fragrance produced by the burning agar wood has been highly valued for thousands of years, and its use as incense for ceremonial purposes in Buddhism, Confucianism and Hinduism malaccensus widespread throughout eastern aquilaaria southern Asia. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Aquilaria malaccensis – Lam.

Agar wood formation is kalaccensis pathological process taking place in the stem or main branches where an injury has occurred. Agar-wood oil is a yellow to dark amber, viscous liquid with a characteristic balsamic and woody odour.


Against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Shigella flexneri[ ]. Trees are generally quite slow growing. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Damage by boring insects is often associated with the infection. The grated wood enters into various malaccenis used especially during and after childbirth, and to treat rheumatism, smallpox and abdominal pains. Aquilaria malaccensis is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m 65ft by 8 m 26ft at a slow rate.

Implementation of Resolution Conf. The texture is rather coarse and the wood diffuse-porous. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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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 an annual rainfall of 1, – 6, mm, a mean annual maximum temperature of 22 – 28c and a mean annual minimum temperature of 14 – 21c[ ]. This Malvales -related article is a stub.

Malaccensks parts are the seeds and bark. We are currently updating this section. In China it is applied as a sedative against abdominal complaints, asthma, colic and diarrhoea, and as an aphrodisiac and carminative[ ]. It is sown in nursery beds, about 5 mm deep in malaccenssi mixture of soil, sand and manure and kept under light shade.

Aquilaria malaccensis

Aquilaria malaccensis is the major source [6] of agarwooda resinous heartwood, used for perfume and incense. Its white flowers are in clusters and its fruits are egg shaped and velvety. Views Read Edit View history. The fungus implicated in the formation of agar wood in this species is Cytosphaera mangiferae, while Melanotus flavolives is assumed to play a similar role in Aquilaria sinensis[ ].


It is suitable for making boxes, light indoor construction and veneer[ ].

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Aquilaria malaccensis (agarwood)

The timber of healthy trees is used for making boxes, in light construction, and veneer. Flowering and fruiting may start at an age of 7 – 9 years. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. It is threatened by habitat loss.

This QR Code is unique to this page. Seed should be sown immediately, as it remains viable for only about 1 month. Because of the resin content the scented wood is relatively hard, brittle and heavy[ ]. Commonly found scattered in primary and secondary forest, mainly in plains but also on hillsides and ridges up to metres[ ].

Unless such methods are developed, Aquilaria malaccensis may soon be extinct[ ]. The best agarwood yields are from trees of 50 years age or more but resin is produced as early as 20 years[ ]. 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[ ].