"Small tree. Foliage buds 3 mm long. Adult leaves densely crowded, thick, elliptic, 3 cm by 5 mm, slightly revolute, acute, narrowed at the base to a short 2 mm petiole; midrib above a distinct ridge c. 0.2 mm wide. Pollen cones unknown. Seed with its covering with a distinct crest" (de Laubenfels 1988).
Philippines: Luzon: endemic to Mt. Tapulao, where found in mossy forest at 1800 m elevation (de Laubenfels 1988).
The IUCN reports that this species is "vulnerable" to extinction in the wild because the population is already very small and restricted in distribution, and could be devastated by a chance occurrence that could be caused by human action.
The species account at Threatened Conifers of the World.
Last Modified 2017-11-12