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Aquilaria


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(family Thymelaeaceae)

A genus of trees whose timber is pale and soft, sometimes becoming diseased to form a hard, dense, resiniferous heartwood (aloeswood or eaglewood) yielding a valuable oil for medicinal use and incense. There are 15 species, occurring in India, and from southern China to Malesia.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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