Agathis lenticula (PROSEA)

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Agathis lenticula de Laubenf.

Protologue: Blumea 25: 537, f. 4 (1979).

Vernacular names

  • 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.

Selected sources

181, 748, 774.


  • C.C.H. Jongkind (selection of species)

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