Aquilaria malaccensis lam.

Tree to 30 m tall; stem to 50 cm diameter. Leaves simple, alternately arranged; lamina elliptic to oblong, with acuminate apex; lateral veins up to 12⎼16 pairs, visible on the lower surface. Flowers light yellow, campanulate, 3⎼6 mm long, in terminal or axillary inflorescences with 2⎼3 umbels, each umbel with up to 10 flowers. Fruit obovoid, 3⎼4 x 2.5 cm, cuneate at base, rounded at apex; dehiscent when ripe. Seed 2, ovoid, with tail-like, slightly twisted and pubescent funicle.

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barí, agarwood tree
Native / Non-native
Aquilaria Malaccensis
  • Leaves with midrib not extended into tendril
  • Flowers not specialized; roots without velamen
  • Woody Plants, trees or woody vines
  • Tree; Leaves Simple
  • Angiosperms
  • Plants producing true flowers and fruits for sexual reproduction