Agathis robusta. QUEENSLAND KAURI. South Queensland
The Queensland kauri has lenticular leaves, about 4 inches
long, with strictly parallel, very fine venation, unlike that of other campus
trees. The three specimens off Galvez Mall in the direction of Green Library,
about an inch in diameter in June, 2003, are likely to top 100 feet in due course. They were planted in August, 2003. The
famous kauri of New Zealand, a tremendous tree in both height and girth, is related.
Neither is related to the karri, another record setter for height.
Name derivation, genus | species: From Gk. agathis, a ball of thread (referring to the cones) | robustRelated material: