Author: Jan Scholten
655.47.01 Aglaia odorata
Culture: Aglaea, Aglaia, goddess of beauty, splendour, glory, magnificence and adornment, one of the three Kharites, Graces, wife of the god Hephaistos, mother of the four younger Kharites named Good-Repute, Praise, Eloquence and Welcome. She was also named Kharis (the Grace) and Kale (Beauty).
Botany: Aglaia; 100 species; trees; tropical and subtropical; Southeast Asia, Northern Australia, Pacific; scented flowers; insecticidal.
Use: important timber trees; edible fruits, duku and langsat.