Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Family Profile
Family Description

A family of three genera and more than 30 species in Malesia, Australia, SW Pacific islands and South America; all genera occur naturally in Australia.


Agathis - A genus of not less than 13 species in Malesia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands; three species occur naturally in Australia. Hyland (1978); Whitmore (1980).

Araucaria - A genus of about 18 species in New Guinea, Australia, the Pacific islands and South America; two species occur naturally in Australia. Francis (1970), Hill (1998).


Francis, W.D. (1970). 'Australian Rain-Forest Trees.' (Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.), 468 pp.

Hill, K.D. (1998). Pinophyta. In 'Flora of Australia'. Vol. 48, (CSIRO Australia: Melbourne.), pp. 545-596.

Hyland, B.P.M. (1978). A revision of the genus Agathis (Araucariaceae) in Australia. Brunonia 1:103-115.

Mabberley, D.J. (2002). The Agathis brownii case (Araucariaceae). Telopea 9:743-754.

Whitmore, T.C. (1980). A monograph of Agathis. Plant Systematics and Evolution 41:41-69.

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