Kauri gum

Description
Kauri trees naturally ooze resin that hardens to form amber-like masses (true amber is fossilised tree resin). The resin is flammable and can be used to light fires and torches. Burnt gum mixed with animal fat is an important ingredient in the dyes used for traditional Maori tattoos.
Accession Loan No.
81/1964/5
Collection Class
Plants
Common Name
kauri gum
Simple Name
resin
Full Name
Agathis australis (D Don) Loudon: New Zealand kauri: kauri gum: resin
Cultural Group
Maori
Production Country
New Zealand
Production Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Collection Country
New Zealand
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania
Phylum
PINOPHYTA
Family
ARAUCARIACEAE
Genus
Agathis
Species
australis

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