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Cedrus deodara

Common Name: Himalayan cedar or Deodar cedar

Family: Pinacae 

Collection Number: 
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. 

References:
Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn
http://www.botanik.uni-bonn.de/conifers/pi/ce/deodara.htm

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php?species=42304

Dendrology at Virginia Tech
http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syallbus/cdeodar.htm

NC State University
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/cedrus_deodora.html


 


    


 
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