deodara (Lamb.) Lindl, Cedrus
indica Chambray, Larix deodara
(Lamb.) K. Koch, Pinus deodara Lamb.
||Himalayan Cedar, Deodar Cedar, Devdar
|English / Trade Name
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Upright cones, 3 to 4 inches long and 3 inches across; deciduous scales; initially green and purplish, then later turning a reddish brown when mature, usually resinous.
||Native to the Himalaya mountains of northern India, planted as an ornamental in other nearby zones.
||Commonly found on the slopes of Western Himalayas
||Initially smooth and gray-brown, later developing short furrows with scaly ridge tops.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Evergreen reaching 40-50 m tall, with conic crown and horizontal branches and drooping branchlets. Leaves needle-like, slender borne singly on long shoots, and in dense clusters of 20-30 on short shoots; they vary from bright green to glaucous blue-green in colour. Female cones barrel-shaped, release winged seeds. Male cones 4-6 cm long.
||Leaves needle-like, slender (1 mm thick), borne singly on long shoots, and in dense clusters of 20-30 on short shoots; they vary from bright green to glaucous blue-green in colour