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Aquilaria malaccensis
(agarwood)

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Aquilaria malaccensis (agarwood)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 03 January 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Aquilaria malaccensis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • agarwood
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae

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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Aquilaria malaccensis Lam.

Preferred Common Name

  • agarwood

Other Scientific Names

  • Agallochum malaccense (Lam.) Kuntze
  • Aquilaria agallocha Roxb.
  • Aquilaria ovata Cav.
  • Aquilariella malaccensis (Lam.) Tiegh.

International Common Names

  • English: aloeswood; eaglewood

Local Common Names

  • Bangladesh: agor
  • Germany: Adlerholz; Indian aloewood
  • India: agaru; sasi
  • Indonesia/Kalimantan: calambac; tengkaras
  • Indonesia/Sumatra: alim; halim; karek
  • Malaysia/Peninsular Malaysia: gaharu; karas
  • Malaysia/Sabah: calambac; tengkaras
  • Malaysia/Sarawak: calambac; tengkaras
  • Myanmar: akyaw
  • Vietnam: kanankoh

EPPO code

  • AQAAG (Aquilaria agallocha)
  • AQAMA (Aquilaria malaccensis)

Trade name

  • aloe wood
  • eagle wood
  • jinko
  • jinkoh

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Thymelaeales
  •                         Family: Thymelaeaceae
  •                             Genus: Aquilaria
  •                                 Species: Aquilaria malaccensis

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