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Herbarium collections of this species (de Laubenfels 1972).

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Tree growing in Delray Beach, Florida, USA [Chad E. Husby 2008].

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Crown detail on the tree shown above [Chad E. Husby 2008].

Photos of trees in habitat at the Association Endemia website.

 

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Conservation status

Agathis corbassonii

de Laubenfels 1969

Common names

Kaori rouge, Corbasson kauri.

Taxonomic notes

Description

Tree. Bark tan to red-brown, resinous, scaly. Juvenile leaves lanceolate, 10-11 cm long by 1.6-2 cm wide. Buds yellowish, 4 mm long, scales finely denticulate. Adult leaves linear, willow-like, oval, obtuse, 45-70 mm long by 6-11 mm wide, glaucous below, with a long petiole. Male cones cylindrical, 25-50 mm long by 6-10 mm wide; microsporophylls strongly imbricate, edges serrulate; anthers 4. Female cone obovate, to 10 cm long, with broad, round scales without a lip or umbo. Seeds with an oblong nut 15 mm long by 10 mm wide, one wing short and one oval to 20 mm long by 15 mm wide (Silba 1986).

Distribution and Ecology

New Caledonia: N and C areas, type near Me Aoui, 300-700 m (Silba 1986).

The WCMC found that "this species is scattered in areas of lowland moist forest on non-ultramafic substrates. It is exploited for its timber, most heavily at a local level."

Big tree

Commonly 40 m tall (Silba 1986).

Oldest

Dendrochronology

Ethnobotany

Observations

Remarks

Citations

Laubenfels, D.J. de. 1969. Trav. Lab. Forest. Toulouse 1, 8(5):2.

See also

Association Endemia, a site devoted to New Caledonian species. Has excellent photos, a range map, and other information. In French.

Whitmore, T.C. 1980. A monograph of Agathis. Plant Systematics and Evolution 135: 41-69.

Last Modified 2012-11-23