Common Name: Himalayan cedar or Deodar
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Entry Author: C. Westring
Description: Pyramidal with pendulous branches
Needles: Blue-green color, about 30 in a cluster, and 3-5 cm in length.
Cones: Solitary or in pairs. Ovate or barrel-shaped. 7-10 cm long.
Bark: Initially smooth and gray brown, later developing short furrows with scaly ridge tops
Branching Pattern: Branches are horizontally arranged
Height: Up to 50m high and 3m in diameter.
Conditions/Habitat/Kind of Forest: Found in deep, well-drained soil
Range: India and Pakistan
Zone: 7 to 8
Conservation Status-US/ World Wide: Not threatened
Uses (Human): An important timber tree in India. It is also widely planted for ornamental purposes in Europe and the Western U.S.
Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Dendrology at Virginia Tech
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