Lokta is a type of shrub that grows in the high altitude regions of Nepal. While it is not a fruit-bearing tree, Lokta is highly valued for its fibrous inner bark, which is used in the production of traditional Nepalese paper called Lokta paper. The Lokta shrub has a thick, gnarled trunk with small leaves, and its bark is harvested sustainably. Lokta paper is known for its durability, strength, and resistance to insects, making it ideal for various applications such as writing paper, notebooks, and handicrafts. The Lokta shrub plays an important role in the cultural and artistic heritage of Nepal through its contribution to papermaking traditions.