Archive for Family: Thymelaeaceae

Aquilaria malaccensis

Aquilaria malaccensis Lamk.

Recent Synonyms:

Status: Native; Vulnerable; Cultivated

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.


Central Catchment Nature Reserve, 2011.


Central Catchment Nature Reserve, 2011.

Dried leaf

Central Catchment Nature Reserve, 2011.

Use: Aquilaria malaccensis is the major source of agarwood, a resinous heartwood, used for perfume and incense.

Common name: Eagle-wood


Broad, S., 1995, Agarwood harvesting in Vietnam. TRAFFIC Bulletin. 15:96.

Keng, H. S. C. Chin & H. T. W. Tan, 1990. The Concise Flora of Singapore: Gymnosperms and Dicotyledons. Singapore University Press, Singapore. 222 pp.

LaFrankie, J. V. Jr., 2010. Trees of Tropical Asia: An Illustrated Guide to Diversity. Black Tree Publication, Phillipine. 748 pp.

Ng, L.T., Chang Y.S. and Kadir, A.A., 1997. A review on agar (gaharu) producing Aquilaria species. Journal of Tropical Forest Products. 2(2): 272-285.

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Enkleia malaccensis

Enkleia malaccensis Griff.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.

Central Catchment Nature Reserve; 2010.

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