Rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum) belongs to the Podocarpaceae family. It is a tall evergreen tree that is endemic to New Zealand. This tree grows in mixed broadleaf temperate rainforests and up to a height of 20-35 m. The straight trunk of the rimu is generally 1.5 m in diameter. The leaves are spirally arranged, awl-shaped千枚通しのような形の, up to 7 mm long. It is dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate trees, the seeds take 15 months to mature after pollination. The mature cones comprise a swollen red fleshy scale 6-10 mm long bearing one apical seeds 4 mm long. Rimu and other native trees were the main sources of wood for New Zealand, including furniture and house construction.