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H. G. Richter, K. Gembruch, G. Koch

Agathis spp. (Kauri, Damar-minyak)

Nomenclature. Family: ARAUCARIACEAE. Code according to DIN EN 13556: AGAS (Agathis australis); AGDM (Agathis dammara). Internal code: AGA.

CITES(EU) status of protection. Not protected.

Geographic distribution. Indomalesia, Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand.

Growth rings, colour, grain, etc. Growth ring boundaries distinct (temperate climate), or indistinct or absent (tropical climate); transition from earlywood to latewood gradual. Heartwood basically brown; without streaks. Sapwood similar to heartwood colour, or distinct from heartwood colour (more rarely). With a shiny surface. Odour indistinct or absent. Wood light weight and soft to of medium weight (0.40–0.60 g/cm3). Interlocked grain absent.

Hardwood vs softwood. Vessels (pores) absent (= softwood).

Rays. Rays narrow. Large rays commonly less than 1 mm high.

Physical and chemical tests. Heartwood not fluorescent. Water extract not fluorescent; colourless to brown. Ethanol extract not fluorescent; colourless to brown. Splinter burns to full ash; colour of ash white to grey, or yellow-brown.

Additional information. • aga.jpg. Wood surface, natural size.


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Cite this publication as: ‘Richter, H.G., Gembruch, K., and Koch, G. 2014 onwards. CITESwoodID: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval. In English, French, German, and Spanish. Version: 16th May 2014. delta-intkey.com’.

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