Agathis spathulata (PROSEA)

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Agathis spathulata de Laubenf.

Protologue: Fl. Malesiana, ser. I, vol. 10: 435 (1988).


  • Agathis robusta (Moore) Bailey subsp. nesophila Whitmore (1980).

Vernacular names

  • Papua New Guinea: New Guinea kauri.


Papua New Guinea.


The wood is used as kauri.


  • A very large tree of up to 60 m tall.
  • Adult leaves 7-10 cm × 1.8-3 cm, bluntly acute to broadly rounded at the top, tapering into a 5-10 mm long petiole.
  • Mature pollen cones oblong, 4-7 cm × 0.9-1.3 cm, microsporophylls with a spoon-shaped apex of 1.5-2 mm × 1.3-1.5 mm.
  • Mature seed cones oval, 8.5-10 cm × 6.5-7.5 cm, seed bracts broadly obtriangular-ovate, with a small projection at the base on one side and a larger one higher up on the other.
  • Sseed with a sharp projection on one upper corner and a wing on the other.

A. spathulata occurs scattered as an emergent tree of rain forest or in groves on exposed sites at 900-2000 m altitude.

Selected sources

331, 748, 774, 778, 780.


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

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