agathis agathis


  • (n) kauri pine


  • Fossils of Ancient Australasian Trees Found in Patagonia

    In Patagonia, at the southern end of South America, scientists have discovered 52.2-million-year-old fossils of a giant evergreen tree that now is only found thousands of miles away in Australia and Asia. Coniferous trees in the genus Agathis, which are sought after for their soft wood, have thick trunks and can grow up to 200 feet (60 meters) tall. "These spectacular fossils reveal that Agathis ...
    on January 13, 2014     Source: via Yahoo! News

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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /