Information on tree species

Agathis robusta

Agathis robusta (C. Moore ex F. Muell.) F.M. Bailey

Family: Araucariaceae

Common name: Kauri pine

An evergreen tree found in the rainforests of Queensland, it can reach a height of 45 meters. It has leaves that are 5-12 cm long and 2-5 cm wide, and they are quite leathery. The male cones are cylindrical, while the female cones are rounded and, at maturity, before they disintegrate to release the seeds, they can reach a diameter of about 15 cm.

The wood of the Kauri pine is easy to work with and is used, among other things, for musical instruments, plywood boards, furniture, and various interior accessories. In the past, it was also used as flooring material.

The word Agathis comes from the Greek word meaning "ball of yarn" and refers to the shape of the female cone. The epithet robusta refers to the appearance of the plant.

Agathis robusta