Shrubs or small trees to 5 m tall; bark smooth or rough, fibrous; crown globose to columnar, dense or sparse; branchlets not arranged in a plane, ultimate ones 4-angled, ca. 1 mm in diam. Leaves green, not glaucous, without a conspicuous abaxial gland, apex acute. Pollen cones 3-4 × 1.5-2 mm; microsporophylls each with 3-6 pollen sacs. Seed cones grayish brown, not glaucous, globose, 1-2.5(-3) × 1-1.5 cm; cone scales 6-10, each fertile scale with numerous seeds. Seeds 3-4(-5) mm.