20.000 Agathis Salisb. - Kauri pines

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees, massive, evergreen; branches usually whorled on young trees, irregular on mature tree; branchlets deciduous, leaving orbicular scars. Leaves spirally arranged on main branches, opposite or alternate on lateral branchlets; pinkish when young, finally dark green; leathery. Pollen cones axillary, solitary, upright, cylindric, hard, densely arranged. Seed cones globose or broadly ovoid; bracts densely arranged; apex thickened; seeds detached from bracts with a lateral wind on one side, the other side sometimes wing-like.

Worldwide: 21 species in Indonesia and Australia

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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australis (D. Don) Salisb.

Other sources of information about Agathis:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Agathis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Agathis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Agathis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Agathis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Agathis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Agathis
JSTOR Plant Science: Agathis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Agathis
Plants of the World Online: Agathis
Tropicos: Agathis
Wikipedia: Agathis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Agathis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1667, retrieved 22 May 2024

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