IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Trees to 40 m tall; trunk to 2.7 m d.b.h.; bark brownish gray or gray-brown, thick, longitudinally fissured; crown pyramidal; branchlets initially yellowish or reddish brown, turning light brown or dark gray in 2nd or 3rd year, ridged and grooved, brown lanate. Leaves pectinately arranged, linear, rarely narrowly linear-lanceolate, 1-2.4 cm long, 1.5-3 mm wide, grooved adaxially, abaxial stomatal bands white, distal margin entire or serrulate, apex obtuse, entire or occasionally emarginate. Seed cones light green, maturing light brown, ovoid or narrowly so, 1.5-3 cm long, 1-2 cm wide. Seed scales obovate-orbicular, 1-1.4 cm long, 0.7-1.2 cm wide, base only slightly convex, distal part slightly recurved, very thin, smooth. Bracts cuneate-rhombic, margin denticulate, apex 2-lobed. Seeds obliquely ovoid or narrowly ovoid, 0.8-1.2 cm including wing.

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Source: Plants of Tibet

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