Is agarwood a mahogany? Teach you how to distinguish agarwood

Recently, many friends who love solid wood furniture asked, is the agarwood not belonging to the redwood? How to distinguish the agarwood, the price of mahogany has been depressed! What about the agarwood? Faced with these questions, Xiaobian has been investigated by many parties, and now I will answer these questions for everyone, let’s take a look.


Originally referred to as red hardwood, there are many varieties; after the 1980s, people's demand for redwoods is increasing, the industry needs to be standardized, and the state regulates redwood according to indicators such as density, and the definition of redwood is: Five, eight, thirty. Redwood is slow to grow, hard in material, and has a growing season of more than a hundred years. Many redwoods native to southern China have been cut down as early as the Ming and Qing dynasties. Today, most of the redwoods are produced in Southeast Asia. Africa, China's Guangdong, Yunnan have cultivation and introduction and cultivation. Of course, the color of wood such as huanghuali, Burmese rosewood, and chicken wing wood will not be red. The wood pattern is beautiful, the material is hard and durable, and it is used for valuable furniture and arts and crafts. Redwood is a genus of genus Polygonum in the tropics. It is mainly produced in India. It is also produced in Guangdong, Yunnan and the Nanyang Islands. It is a common valuable hardwood. "Redwood" is a popular name in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and the north, and is commonly known as "sourwood" in Guangdong.


Agarwood is a white woody or agarwood of the genus Rutaceae. It is a dry woody oily part of the tree. It is a kind of wood, spices and traditional Chinese medicine. The heart of the agarwood plant is stimulated by trauma or true red oil infection. A resin with a strong aroma. These parts are called "water agarwood" because of their high density.

There are four families and seven trees that can be derived from a variety of woods we call "agarwood".

1 Ruixiangke

2 olive branch

3 eucalyptus

4 戟科

It can be known from the above analysis that all the tree species involved in the national standard of the redwood do not form an intersection with the agarwood. Therefore, it can be clearly stated that the agarwood is not a rosewood.

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Source: GO Jiaju

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