Aquilaria crassna

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Aquilaria
A. crassna
Binomial name
Aquilaria crassna

Aquilaria crassna is a species of plant in the Thymelaeaceae family. It is found in throughout Southeast Asia and in New Guinea.


Aquilaria crassna is one source[2] of agarwood, a resinous heartwood, used for perfume and incense.[3] The resin is produced by the tree in response to infection by a parasitic ascomycetous mold, Phaeoacremonium parasitica,[4] a dematiaceous (dark-walled) fungus.


  1. ^ Nghia, N.H. (1998). "Aquilaria crassna". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1998: e.T32814A9731504. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T32814A9731504.en. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ 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): pp. 272-285
  3. ^ Broad, S. (1995) "Agarwood harvesting in Vietnam" TRAFFIC Bulletin 15:96
  4. ^ formerly Phialophora parasitica Crous, P. W. et al. (1996) "Phaeoacremonium gen. nov. associated with wilt and decline diseases of woody hosts and human infections." Mycologia 88(5): pp. 786–796