This unique and amazing, small conifer looks like something out of "Jurassic Park", which it actually may well be. It grows to about 6 m tall and forms an open crown with candelabra-like branches. The youngest branches are covered in small, curved, scale-like leaves. It is native to low scrub and woodland (maquis) in the southeastern part of New Caledonia. In cultivation it is virtually unknown but apparently a modestly fast and adaptable grower that will do well in most warm temperate and tropical climates.