Agathis robusta (PROSEA)
Agathis robusta (Moore) Bailey
- Protologue: Syn. Queensl. fl.: 498 (1883).
- Agathis palmerstonii (F. v. Mueller) Bailey (1891).
- Smooth-barked kauri (En).
New Britain, south-eastern Papua New Guinea and eastern Australia.
The wood is used as kauri. Trees are tapped for resin which is also dug up at the base of the tree.
- A large tree of up to 48 m tall; adult leaves ovate, 5-9.5 cm × 1-2.6 cm, acute to rounded at the apex, tapering into a 3-10 mm long petiole.
- Mature pollen cones 4-8.5 cm × 0.7-0.9 cm, microsporophylls with a sharply angled apex with 3 lateral faces of c. 1 mm wide.
- Mature seed cones oval to elongated, 9-15 cm × 8-10 cm, seed bracts rounded obtriangular-ovate, with a large projection on one side and a smaller one near the base on the other.
- Seed with a prominent, acute projection on one upper corner and a wing on the other.
A. robusta is locally common in recently disturbed places and occurs on a variety of soils up to 900 m altitude. The density of the wood is about 475 kg/m3 at 15% moisture content.
105, 163, 359, 748, 773, 774, 776, 780.
- C.C.H. Jongkind (selection of species)