Introduction: Evergreen coniferous tree of pine family about 40 m high, branches drooping. Leaves small petioled, about 2 to 3 cm long, linear, entire, more or less distichous, apex obtuse. Cones ovoid.
Availability: Distributed from 2300 to 3300 m mixed with Rhododendron and Quercus trees throughout Nepal.
Harvesting Time: November to December
Description of traded part: Cone is nut shaped, broad in base and tapering towards end, light violent in color, scaly sporophylls
Uses: It is used as raw material in the preparation of handicrafts.