Fl. Calif. 1: 61. 1909.
Trees to 30 m; crown broadly columnar, sparse. Bark smooth at first, later building up in layers. Branchlets decussate, 0.5–1.3 mm diam. Leaves with conspicuous, pitlike, abaxial gland that produces drop of resin, slightly glaucous. Pollen cones 2–3 × 2–2.5 mm; pollen sacs 3–5. Seed cones globose, mostly 1–2 cm, silvery, not glaucous; scales 3–4 pairs, usually covered with resin blisters, umbos often prominent, those of distal scales erect, to 4 mm. Seeds mostly 3–4 mm, light tan to medium brown, not glaucous to slightly glaucous.
Habitat: Mixed evergreen forests
Elevation: 1100–2000 m
Of conservation concern.