Agathis lenticula (PROSEA)
From PlantUse English
Agathis lenticula de Laubenf.
- Protologue: Blumea 25: 537, f. 4 (1979).
- Malaysia: tanggilan, tengilan, tungilan (Dusun, Sabah).
Endemic to Sabah.
The wood is used as kauri.
- A large tree of up to 45 m tall; adult leaves elliptical to narrowly elliptical, 5-7 cm × 1.8-2.4 cm, more or less acute, tapering to a 3-7 mm long petiole.
- Mature pollen cones 3-4 cm × 0.9-1 cm, microsporophylls with a spoon-shaped, blunt apex of 2-2.5 mm × 1.5-2 mm.
- Mature seed cones nearly spherical, about 7 cm × 6 cm, seed bracts very broadly obtriangular-ovate, with a hooked projection above the base on one side.
- Seed without or with a small, blunt projection on one upper corner and a wing on the other.
A. lenticula is an emergent tree in montane rain forest at 1150-1700 m altitude. It is sometimes regarded as conspecific with A. dammara.
181, 748, 774.
- C.C.H. Jongkind (selection of species)