Australian Native Plants

  Agathis robusta (Queensland Kauri)


Agathis robusta photo
Kauri in Brisbane city

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Kauri with young foliage on trunk

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Kauri - foliage detail

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QUEENSLAND KAURI FACTS

distribution map showing range of Agathis robusta in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Queensland Kauri

Other Names
Smooth-barked Kauri

Description
The Queensland Kauri is a large evergreen tree growing straight and tall, with smooth, scaly bark. The leaves are 5-12 cm long and 2-5 cm broad, tough and leathery in texture, with no midrib; they are arranged in opposite pairs on the stem. The seed cones are round and 8-13 cm diameter. The cones disintegrate at maturity to release the seeds. The Queensland Kauri was heavily logged in the past but is not endangered.

Height
to 30-50 m

Distribution
southern population on Fraser Island and around Maryborough, and a northern population on the Atherton Tableland west of Cairns



Classification
Class:Pinopsida
Order:Pinales
Family:Araucariaceae
Genus:Agathis
Species:robusta
Common Name:Queensland Kauri