||tree high up to 25 meters, short trunk, the
foliage is spherical but in the course of time it takes the form of an umbrella.
The bark is thick, brown and with vertical cracks. The needles are coupled
and long from 10 to 20 centimeters. Male flowers are red, they grow at the
top of the new shoots. Female flowers are yellow colored and positioned
at the base of the shoots. The cones are up to 15 centimeters long, they
ripen after 36 months. When they are mature they open themselves and drop
the seeds, that are 2 centimeters long and winged. Seeds are disseminated
by animals and birds.