Young Agarwood saplings between 3 to 4 inches in height and about one month old. The Agarwood species is of Aquilaria crassna, a resinous heartwood, used for perfume and incense. The resin is produced by the tree in response to infection by a parasitic ascomycetous mould, Phaeoacremonium parasitica, a dematiaceous (dark-walled) fungus.
When the Agarwood saplings reach the height of 3 to 4 inches, it can be transplanted into bags.
Photo taken at a nursery at 13th Mile Kuching-Serian road, just after the rain.
Agarwood is also locally known as Gaharu.