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Taxon: Agathis dammara (Lamb.) Rich.

Genus: Agathis
Family: Araucariaceae
Nomen number: 102568
Place of publication: Comm. bot. Conif. Cycad. 83. 1826
Link to protologue:
Comment: non Agathis dammara auct. nonn. (= A. philippinensis Warb.)
Name Verified on: 07-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 8 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • Amboina-pine  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • dammar  (Source: F Males) - English
  • dammar-pine  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • East Indian kauri  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • Dammartanne  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • dammar raja  (Source: Pl Res SEAs) - Indonesian

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: gum/resin; wood; wood

Distributional Range:


    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Sulawesi, Maluku] Philippines


  1. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963-1968. Flora of Java.
  2. Boer, E. & A. B. Ella, eds. 2000. Plants producing exudates. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 18:49.
  3. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  4. Brummitt, R. K. 1987. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 33. Taxon 36:736. Note: proposal to reject Pinus dammara not recommended, nor is the typification advocated by proposers (on Agathis borneensis element)
  5. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Agathis+dammara&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  9. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  10. Soerianegara, I. & R. H. M. J. Lemmens, eds. 1993. Timber trees: major commercial timbers. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 5(1):80.
  11. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana. Note: = Agathis celebica (Koord.) Warb.
  12. Veldkamp, J. F. & D. J. de Laubenfels. 1984. (745) Proposal to reject Pinus dammara (Araucariaceae). Taxon 33:337-347. Note: argues for typification on Agathis borneensis element
  13. Whitmore, T. C. 1980. A monograph of Agathis. Pl. Syst. Evol. 135:56.

Check other web resources for Agathis dammara (Lamb.) Rich. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Agathis dammara cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=102568. Accessed 10 August 2020.