Nageia wallichiana is the only Gymnosperm tree species found in South India. It is a tall tree and can reach up to 54 m in height. This species is also found in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. In Western Ghats it is a rare species and found in the Periyar plateau (upto agasthyamala) and in Anamalai region. Present specimen has been collected from Kadalar (end of Rajamala hills), near Munnar.