Production from Plantations in Indonesia

Early attempts to produce cajuput oil on Java and Sumatra, presumably using plants native to that part of the species range, failed because of poor oil quality Penfold and Morrison 1950 . It was not until 1926, when plantations were established at Ponorogo in East Java using seed from Buru Island, that the industry became established on Java Darmono 1995 . Subsequent plantings in East, Central and West Java used seed from Ponorogo. The present extent of M. cajuputi plantations on the island is...