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Common name

English: Deodar cedar

German: Himalaja-Zeder

Mandarin: 雪松 (xue song)

Portuguese: Cedro-dos-Himalaias


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Pinophyta (22)

    Class: Pinopsida (36)

      Order: Pinales (35)

        Family: Pinaceae (18)

          Genus: Cedrus (2)

            Epithet: deodara (Roxb.) G. Don (1)

Synonyms: Abies deodara (Roxb. ex D.Don) Lindl., Cedrus indica Chambray, Larix deodara (Roxb. ex D.Don) K.Koch, Pinus deodara Roxb. ex D.Don

deodara => 'divine wood' or 'timber of God', derived from modern Indian language derivatives of the Sanskrit name 'devdar'

indica => from or referring in some way to India


Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

External links

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