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.

Illustrations (links open new windows): Silhouettes from Trees of Stanford & its Environs | Araucaria gallery


Name derivation, genus | species: From Gk. agathis, a ball of thread (referring to the cones) | robust

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