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  Agathis borneensis
  Family Name : Araucariaceae

  Synonyms : Agathis beccarii, Agathis macrostachys, Agathis rhomboidalis, Agathis beckingii, Agathis latifolia

  Common Names : Borneo Kauri, Malayan Kauri, Bindang, Mengilan, Tambunan, Dammar, Dammar Daging, Dammar Minyak, Tulong

  Chinese Name : 贝壳杉属

Borneo Kauri,Malayan Kauri,Bindang,Mengilan,Tambunan,Dammar,Dammar Daging,Dammar Minyak,Tulong
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Maximum Height :
      50 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Large conifer with narrow, conical crown. Branching occurs at a height of 20 - 30 m.
      Trunk: Light brown, grey to black bark may be rough, scaly or dimpled.
      Foliage: Smooth, dark green leaves are elliptic with entire leaf margin (2.5 - 14 cm long). Leaf length is 3 - 10 times the leaf width. Leaves are opposite or subopposite (nearly opposite with slight offset among leaf pairs).
      Reproductive Parts (non-flowering plant): Dark brown pollen cones are dark brown and cylindrical (5 - 9 cm long, 2 - 4 cm wide), while seed cones are brown and ellipsoid to round (10 - 13 cm wide).
      Habitat :
      Occurs in upland tropical rainforests at altitudes up to 1200 m. Often found on sandy peat soils at low elevations.
      Cultivation :
      This species should be planted in fertile, well-drained soil. Propagate by seed.
      Etymology :
      The species epithet "borneensis" means that the species is from Borneo.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Food (Herb & Spice )
      Medicinal, Timber & Products (The timber is easy to work with and useful for making a wide variety of objects, such as guitars, pianos, cabinets and boats.)
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Landscape Uses :
      Roadside Tree / Palm
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      3.0 (Tree - Intermediate Canopy)
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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