Agathis moorei

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Agathis moorei
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Araucariaceae
Genus: Agathis
Species: A. moorei
Binomial name
Agathis moorei
(Lindl.) Mast.

Agathis moorei is a species of Agathis, endemic to New Caledonia, where it occurs scattered throughout the island in subtropical rainforest at altitudes of up to 1,000 m. It is threatened by habitat loss.

It is a medium-sized evergreen tree growing up to 30 m tall. The leaves are in decussate opposite pairs, 5–7 cm long (up to 20 cm long on young plants) and 8–12 mm broad. The cones are oval, up to 15 cm long and 12 cm diameter, and disintegrate at maturity to release the winged seeds.

Notes[edit]

  • Conifer Specialist Group 1998. Agathis moorei. Downloaded on 10 July 2007.
  • Gymnosperm Database. Agathis corbassonii.
  • Whitmore, T. C. (1980). A monograph of Agathis. Pl. Syst. Evol. 135: 41-69.