Aquilaria crassna


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Aquilaria crassna
Species Authority: Pierre ex Lecomte
Common Name(s):
English Agar Wood, Eagle Wood

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Nghia, N.H.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The Red List category is largely based on the situation in Viet Nam, where the species is distributed sparsely but widely throughout the country.
Cambodia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Primary and secondary forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Exploitation of the diseased wood for the perfume industry has resulted in population declines exceeding 80% over recent years. There is a strong indication that the same losses are occurring in the rest of Indo-China. Other parts of the plant are also widely used: the roots for incense, cosmetics and medicines and the bark for fibre.

Citation: Nghia, N.H. 1998. Aquilaria crassna. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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