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Cedrus deodara
(Himalayan cedar)

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Cedrus deodara (Himalayan cedar)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 25 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Cedrus deodara
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Himalayan cedar
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •         Class: Pinopsida
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Fuelwood
  • Revegetation
  • Shade and shelter

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Cedrus deodara forest
TitleTree stand
CaptionCedrus deodara forest
Copyright©K.M. Siddiqui
Cedrus deodara forest
Tree standCedrus deodara forest©K.M. Siddiqui
TitleYoung tree
Caption
Copyright©K.M. Siddiqui
Young tree©K.M. Siddiqui
Branch of Cedrus deodara with needles.
TitleBranch
CaptionBranch of Cedrus deodara with needles.
Copyright©K.M. Siddiqui
Branch of Cedrus deodara with needles.
BranchBranch of Cedrus deodara with needles.©K.M. Siddiqui
Young cone of Cedrus deodara on stem: ca. 1 month.
TitleYoung cone
CaptionYoung cone of Cedrus deodara on stem: ca. 1 month.
Copyright©K.M. Siddiqui
Young cone of Cedrus deodara on stem: ca. 1 month.
Young coneYoung cone of Cedrus deodara on stem: ca. 1 month.©K.M. Siddiqui
Mature cone of Cedrus deodara: ca. 10 months.
TitleMature cone
CaptionMature cone of Cedrus deodara: ca. 10 months.
Copyright©K.M. Siddiqui
Mature cone of Cedrus deodara: ca. 10 months.
Mature coneMature cone of Cedrus deodara: ca. 10 months.©K.M. Siddiqui
Habit of mature C. deodara.
TitleMature tree
CaptionHabit of mature C. deodara.
Copyright©K.M. Siddiqui
Habit of mature C. deodara.
Mature treeHabit of mature C. deodara.©K.M. Siddiqui

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Cedrus deodara (Roxb. ex D. Don) G. Don

Preferred Common Name

  • Himalayan cedar

Other Scientific Names

  • Cedrus libani var. deodara Barr. Hook
  • Pinus deodara Roxburgh

International Common Names

  • English: cedar; deodar; deodar cedar; Himalaya cedar
  • Spanish: cedro de la India; cedro del Himalaya
  • French: cedre de l'Himalaya

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Himalaja- Zeder
  • India: dedwar; deodar; diar; kelu; kilar
  • Italy: cedro dell'Himalaia
  • Netherlands: himalaya-ceder
  • Pakistan: deodar; diar
  • Sweden: himalaja-ceder

EPPO code

  • CEUDE (Cedrus deodara)

Trade name

  • deodar
  • diar

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •                 Class: Pinopsida
  •                     Family: Pinaceae
  •                         Genus: Cedrus
  •                             Species: Cedrus deodara

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Revegetation
  • Shade and shelter

Fuels

  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Essential oils
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Pesticide
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Containers

  • Boxes
  • Cases

Furniture

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Beams
  • Bridges
  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • Engineering structures
  • Exterior fittings
  • Fences
  • For heavy construction
  • For light construction
  • Gates
  • Hydraulic works
  • Wall panelling

Vehicle bodies

Veneers

Wood-based materials

  • Plywood

Woodware

  • Wood carvings