Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Agathis Salisb.
  • = Dammara Link nom. illeg.
Vernacular Name(s):
Dammar pine; Kauri pine

Plants monoec. or dioec. Male strobili solitary, axillary, cylindric to ovoid, with several scale lvs at base; sporophylls densely, spirally arranged on axis; sporangia 5–15. Female cones globular to subglobose terminating short branchlets; carpidia spirally arranged, coriac. to woody, broadly 3-angled and widened above, narrow at base, each with one inverted ovule. Seeds free, compressed, winged. Cots 2. Tall trees, us. very resiniferous; lvs thick, coriac., lanceolate to elliptic oval, with subparallel veins.

[From:  Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Agathis Salisb.
Indigenous (Endemic)1
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