Native Plants

Agathis lenticula

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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The taxonomic status is pending for approval


Agathis lenticula is a coniferous tree that belongs to the family Araucariaceae. The species epithet is derived from Latin word, lenticularis meaning a double convex lens, which refers to the leaf shape. It can grow up to 45 m tall. The male cones are cylindrical measuring up to 4 cm long and 10 mm in diameter. Meanwhile, the female cones are spherical, measuring around 7 x 6 cm. It is endemic to Borneo, where it is distributed in mossy rainforest in Sabah at 1,140-1,680 m a.s.l. and Brunei. It is commonly called tangilan or tungilan by the Dusun ethnic (Yii, 1995).


Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2013 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)


Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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