Common Name
Scientific Name
Aquilaria malaccensis
Growth Form and Foliage
  • t is a tree up to 40 m tall with an irregular crown.
  • Thinly leathery leaf blades that are oval-oblong to oblong-lance-shaped, and 6 - 12 by 1.9 - 5.5 cm.
Its fragrant flowers are green or dirty-yellow, 5 - 6 mm long and found in shortly-stalked, 2.5 cm-long clusters of up to 10 together.
Flattened egg-shaped, rather woody, and 2.5 - 4 by 2.5 cm.
It grows in lowland primary and secondary forests, and on hills and ridges.
Ethnobotanical features
  • Non-diseased trees produce very light wood known as karas. It is used for boxes, light indoor construction and veneers.
  • The old and diseased trees produces a fragrant wood known as Kayu Gaharu.
  • This wood is used as insect repellent, incense for ceremonial purposes and in joss sticks and perfumery.
  • The inner bark is durable and strong, and made into clothes, ropes, and writing materials.

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