Agathis Salisb.

Common Name: Agathis, Dammar Pine, Kauri Pine

Family: Araucariaceae

Published in: Trans. Linn. Soc. London 8: 311. 1807.

Other: Nom. cons. (proposed 1904, entered in code 1906). Type A. loranthifolia Salisb. nom. illeg. - accepted name A. dammara (Lamb.) Rich. Synonym Dammara Link Greek 'agathis' = ball of thread, referring to the way the catkins look on a female tree. Source of dammar or copal used in making varnish (Stearn).

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