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.
Its aroma has some resemblance with vetiverol or styrax and has a sweetness similar to that of sandalwood oil.
Aquilariz trade a distinction between the wood from these species is rarely made[ ]. Oriental and woody-aldehydic bases,? Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. Flowering and fruiting may start at an age of 7 – 9 years.
This QR Code is unique to this page. Three malaccensks related species of Aquilaria are considered to be the major sources of agar wood and are distinguished by the length of their calyx lobes: Decoctions of the wood are said to have anti-microbial properties, e.
It is sown in nursery beds, about 5 mm deep in a mixture of soil, sand and manure and kept under light shade. A medium- sized tree produces about 2, seeds per year, but seed production may fluctuate greatly between years[ ]. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The timber of healthy trees is used for making boxes, in light construction, and veneer.
Views Read Edit View history. The resin is produced when the tree is infected by a aquilxria fungus, Phaeoacremonium parasitica. In China it is applied as a sedative against abdominal complaints, asthma, colic and diarrhoea, and as an aphrodisiac and carminative[ malwccensis. Aquilaria malaccensis is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m 65ft by 8 m 26ft at a slow rate.
It is used to flavour mapaccensis. Despite its endangerment, A. Unless such methods are developed, Aquilaria malaccensis may soon be extinct[ ]. Malaccensid of Significant Trade: Wood only partly saturated with resin but still aquuilaria, 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[ ].
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[ ].
Due to large-scale logging operations, many forested areas where A. All plant pages have their own unique code. It is used in luxury perfumery for application in e. This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat 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[ ].
Trees are generally quite slow growing. 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. The resin is qquilaria to flavour curries in Malaysia[ ]. The seedlings are very prone to insect attack[ ].
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This species forms an association with endotrophic mycorrhizal fungi[ ]. Otherwise known as Aloes wood and Malacca eagle-wood, Agar wood Aquilaria malaccensis. Its white flowers are in clusters and its fruits are egg shaped and velvety.
Aquilaria malaccensis (agarwood)
The incense is used against cancer in Western, Chinese, and Indian medicine. Seed should be sown immediately, as it remains viable for only about 1 month. Agar wood formation is a pathological process taking place in the stem or main branches where an injury has occurred.