KAURI PINS , inbotany, Agathis australis, a conifer native of New Zealand where it is abundant in forests in the
See also:Island between the North Cape and 38° south latitude . The forests are rapidly disappearing owing to use as
See also:timber and to destruction by fires . It is a tall resirtlferous
See also:tree, usually ranging from 8o to Too ft. in height, with a trunk 4 to 10 ft. in diameter, but reaching 150 ft., with a diameter of 15 to 22 ft.; it has a straight columnar trunk and a rounded bushy
See also:head . The thick resiniferous bark falls off in large
See also:flat flakes . The leaves, which persist for several years, are very thick and leathery; on
See also:young trees they are
See also:lance-shaped 2 to 4 in. long and a to z in. broad, becoming on mature trees linear-oblong or obovate-oblong and a to 11 in. long . The ripe cones are almost spherical, erect, and 2 to 3 in. in diameter; the broad, flat, rather thin
See also:cone-scales fall from the
See also:axis when ripe . Each scale bears a single compressed seed with a membranous wing . The timber is remarkable for its strength, durability and the ease with which it is worked . The
See also:resin, kauri-
See also:gum, is an
See also:amber-like deposit dug in large quantities from the sites of previous forests, in lumps generally varying in
See also:size from that of a
See also:egg to that of a man's head . The
See also:colour is of a
See also:brown or amber yellow, or it may be almost colourless and translucent . It is of value for varMshmaking .
JOHANN JAKOB KAUP (1803-1873)
KAVA (CAVA or AVA)
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