It is 20 meters high. It grows on pyramid shape and it can also be found as a bush. Its trunk is grey with dark spots. Its branches are thin and the leaves are evergreen with a saw-like border. Its flowers bloom in january, they are small and always found in two. Its fruit is a nut, about 4 inches long, with a woody crust in colors that vary from green to black. Its seed is edible, with important nutritional value. Wood is light and elastic.
From the Valparaiso coast to Guaitecas Islands.