Aglaia odorata Lour., Burkill, Dict. Econ. Prod. Malay Penins. (1935)

Latin for 'fragrant'.

Aglaia chaudocensis Pierre
Aglaia duperreana Pierre
Aglaia oblanceolata Craib
Aglaia odorata var. microphyllina C. DC.
Aglaia pentaphylla Kurz
Aglaia repoeuensis Pierre
Aglaia sinensis Pierre
Camunium chinense Roxb.
Opilia odorata (Lour.) Spreng.

Bush or sometimes tree to 12 m tall and 15 cm dbh. Indumentum of yellowish-brown stellate scales, especially dense on shoot apex and fruit surface. Leaves imparipinnate, 1- or 2- (or 3-) jugate, rachis sometimes narrowly winged. Inflorescence with widely spaced, yellow, fragrant flowers. Fruits obovoid, c. 1 by 0.7 cm, red, brown or orange.

Usually planted as an ornamental in gardens and along roads, but some specimens found in mixed dipterocarp forests up to 800 m altitude.

Strongly perfumed flowers used for scenting tea or clothes. Ornamental tree.

Originally from mainland Asia, but currently found throughout tropical Asia.

Local names
Borneo: Bunga maniran, Mai tsai lan, Segera, Tjulan.