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Agathis kinabaluensis

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Agathis kinabaluensis is a coniferous tree that belongs to the family Araucariaceae. It can grow up to 36 m tall. It has dark brown bark externally with reddish colour internally. The bark has numerous lenticels, it will peel off into irregular flakes. The shape of the juvenile leaves is round, usually acuminate, it is able to grow up to 9 cm long and 4.4 cm wide. Meanwhile the shape of the adult leaves areis round, acuminate or obtuse, measuring up to 7 cm long and 3.2 cm wide. The male
cones are cylindrical, measuring around 3 cm long and 10 mm wide, whereas the female cones are ovoid-shaped, measuring around 8 cm long and 11 cm wide. It is endemic to Sabah and Sarawak. It is known as tumu by the Kelabit and Murut ethnic in Sarawak (Yii, 1995).


Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2013 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Endangered (EN)


  1. Malaysian Naturalist, Volume 74, Issue/No. 4, 2021. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 311.
  2. Ng, F.S.P (1978). Tree Flora of Malaya, Volume 3. Longman, Malaysia. pp. 42, 339.
  3. Soepadmo, E. & Wong, K.M. (1995). Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak, Volume 1. Sabah Forestry Department, Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Sarawak Forestry Department, Malaysia. pp. 513.

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

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