Trees to 30 m tall; trunk to 1 m d.b.h.; bark purplish brown, nearly smooth or irregularly fissured. Facial leaves on young plants bluish green adaxially, narrowly oblanceolate, 4-7 ×1-1.2(-2) mm, with an elevated midvein; lateral leaves almost as long as or slightly longer than facial leaves, usually
straight, 5-10 × 2-3 mm, on adult plants small, 2-7 mm, ridged and with a white, depressed stomatal band abaxially. Pollen cones yellowish green, subglobose, 4-5 mm. Seed cones brownwhen ripe, subglobose, 1.5-2.5 × 1.2-2.2 cm. Seeds 4-5 mm, 3- or 4-ridged; larger wing ovate-dolabriform, ca. 5 mm, smaller wing ca. 1.5 mm or a mere strip. Pollination Mar-Apr, seedmaturity Oct-Nov.