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A review on agar (gaharu) producing Aquilaria species

Ng, L.T.; Chang, Y.S.; Kadir, A.A.

Journal of Tropical Forest Products 2(2): 272-285

1997


Accession: 003026182

Gaharu, a fragrant wood, is derived from the diseased timber of Aquilaria spp. of the family Thymelaeaceae. Eight tree species of Aquilaria are found distributed throughout India, China, Southeast Asia and the East Indies. Although several studies on the biology and chemistry of gaharu have been conducted, the exact mechanism(s) of gaharu formation remains unclear.

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