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Common name

English: Atlas cedar

German: Atlas-Zeder

Mandarin: 北非雪松 (bei fei xue song)

Portuguese: Cedro-do-Atlas

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Pinopsida (36)

      Order: Pinales (35)

        Family: Pinaceae (18)(family description)

          Genus: Cedrus (2)

            Epithet: atlantica (Endl.) Manetti ex Carriere (1)

Synonyms: Abies atlantica (Endl.) Lindl. & Gordon, Cedrus africana Gordon ex Knight, Cedrus argentea Carrière, Pinus atlantica Endl.

africana => of African origin

argentea => silvery

atlantica => from the Atlas Mountains in North Africa

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: brown, yellow

External links

Check for Cedrus atlantica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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