The pellucid resin which flows from this tree is at first soft and viscous, but within a few days it becomes as hard as stone, and has all the transparency and whiteness of crystal, especially that which adheres to the trees, and it will sometimes hang from them in the shape of icicles... (Desc. Pinus)
Published in Descr. Pinus 1: t.38 p.61 #32 in 1803.
Subsequently published in volume 2 page 16 as Dammara orientalis Lamb.
Basionym of Agathis dammara (Lamb.) Rich. & A.Rich.