It is 40 meters high and 2 meters in diameter. It is an evergreen tree with a straight trunk of grey color and short branches on its top. Its leaves are simple and a bit wavy. It blooms between January and February, and its flowers are white. Its wood is hard and consistent, which is used to build railroad sleepers.
Between Arauco and Chiloe Island.
In the coast cordillera, until the 700 meters above sea level.