What is Pokok gaharu?

Agarwood, or Gaharu as it is known in many Asian countries, is a resinous heartwood that is a fast-growing, and archaic subtropical forest tree . It is an evergreen tree growing up to 49amtall, though it is usually rather smaller at around 20m. The bole can be up to 60cm in diameter.

How many types of agarwood are there?

There are 17 species of Aquilaria known to produce agarwood. The best known among them are A. agollocha, a. malaccensis, and A.

How is agarwood formed?

Agarwood is formed irregularly in patches on the stems of Aquilaria spp. The fragrant oleoresinous heartwood is formed by the activation of secondary metabolite biosynthesis pathways as a defense mechanism.

What is Arga wood?

Agarwood, aloeswood, eaglewood or gharuwood is a fragrant dark resinous wood used in incense, perfume, and small carvings. The resin-embedded wood is valued in Indian-North Eastern culture for its distinctive fragrance, and thus is used for incense and perfumes.

What is the price of agarwood?

The valuation of Agarwood is approximate Rs 5-6 lakh per kg, in India. In the international market, the price goes up by 2-3 times depending on the market.

Which countries produce agarwood?

Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Lao DPR and Papua New Guinea are the main present day producing countries. Recent research is adding new species to the list of agarwood producing trees, like Gyrinops ledermannii in Papua New Guinea (Compton and Zich 2002), and Aquilaria rugosa (Kiet et al. 2005).

Can I grow agarwood in India?

“Agar wood” is one of the scented trees being cultivated in south eastern countries so far. In India, it is considered as one of the endangered species by the environmental department. But one can find the artificial cultivation in the north eastern region, particularly in the state of Assam.

Is selling agarwood legal in India?

LEGAL STATUS Agarwood is not protected under the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. However, it is protected from extraction by state bans (under the Indian Forest Act) and by administrative orders of the state forest departments which vary throughout its range of occurence.

Can we grow Agarwood in India?

Agarwood, both the oil and the wood, is derived from around 3 species of Aquilaria tree which grows, from the states of Eastern India through Burma, down through Thailand, Indochina and along the Malaya peninsula to Papua New Guinea and even Bornea….Agar wood Cultivation.

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What is the scientific name of Agarwood?

Aquilaria malaccensis
Aquilaria malaccensis/Scientific names

Why is agarwood illegal in the Philippines?

The sale of agarwood, a rare and expensive raw material used in perfumes, is illegal in the Philippines. explained that agarwood is extracted from the Lapnisan and Lanete trees, both in the DENR’s national list of threatened Philippine plants based on an administrative order issued in 2007.