Agathis corbassonii

Agathis corbassonii

Agathis corbassonii is a plant of the family (Araucariaceae ). It is native to New Caledonia.


Agathis corbassonii grows as a evergreen tree that can reach heights of growth of up to 40 meters. The resinous and flaky Stammborke is colored light brown to reddish brown.

The yellowish buds are about 4 millimeters long. The young leaves are lanceolate shape, with a length 10 to 11 centimeters and a width from 1.6 to 2 centimeters. Older leaves are shaped linear to oval, with a length from 4.5 to 7 inches and a width of 0.6 to 1.1 centimeters. They have a long petiole and their underside is colored blue-green.

The male cones are cylindrically shaped with a length of 2.5 to 5 centimeters, and a thickness of 0.6 to 1 cm. They contain Mikrosporophylle with four pollen sacs. The inverted ovoid female cones are up to 10 centimeters tall. The elongated grains are up to 1.5 inches long and about 1 inch wide. They have two wings, the long, oval wing is up to 2 inches long and 1.5 inches wide.

Distribution and location

The natural range of Agathis corbassonii located in the northern and central part of the island belonging to New Caledonia Grande Terre.

The species grows mostly scattered in moist forests at altitudes of 300 to 700 meters. They are found mainly on soils that do not develop on ultramafic rocks.

Agathis moorei corbassonii is considered in the IUCN Red List as a synonym of Agathis and is classified as " endangered". The main hazard reasons overexploitation of forests and forest fires are called. The total herd is declining.


The wood of Agathis corbassonii used.


Agathis corbassonii is allocated within the genus of kauri trees ( Agathis ) of section Agathis.

The first description was in 1969 as Agathis corbassonii by David John de Laubenfels in Travaux du Forestier Laboratorie de Toulouse, Volume 8, Number 5, page 2 A synonym for Agathis corbassonii De foliage. is Salisburyodendron corbassonii ( de Laub. ) AVBobrov & Melikyan.


  • Christopher J. Earle: Agathis corbassonii. In: The Gymnosperm Database., November 23, 2012, accessed on 27 December 2013 ( English).