Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Cupressus torulosa D.Don 

Family: Cupressaceae Genus: Cupressus Species: Cupressus torulosa D.Don 

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Synonym Cupressus torulosa D. Don ex Lamb., Cupressus torulosa var.cashmeriana (Royle ex Carrière) A.H.Kent, Cupressus torulosa var. gigantea (W.C.Cheng & L.K.Fu) Farjon Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Himalayan Cypress, Bhutan Cypress Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Himalayan Cypress, Bhutan Cypress Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude 1800-3300 m. Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details Seeds are 6-8 to each scale, red-brown.
Habitat Dry inner valleys and semi-arid high mountain environments Bark Type Exfoliating
Distribution Found in the Himalayas, from Himachal Pradesh to Central Nepal Bark Details Bark is thick, grey brown or brown, peeling off in longitudinal strips.
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park Origin Native
    Leaf Type Needle-like
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species Evergreen tree up to 25 m tall. Crown is large oval to broadly conical. Bark is thick, grey brown or brown, peeling off in longitudinal strips. Branches are slender, drooping, with thin, whip-like tips. Branchlets are cylindrical, nearly quadrangular, branching in whorls. Shoots lie in a single plane. Leaves are scale-like, closely pressed along the shoots, blunt, dark green. Male cones are nearly spherical, 5-6 mm across. Female cones are spherical or elliptic, grouped on very short stalks, 1-2 cm across, hanging at the end of shoots, bluish when young, later turning dark brown, composed of 6-8 scales, with a small central depression. Seeds are 6-8 to each scale, red-brown. Wood is pale yellow with pale brown heartwood, hard and durable. Leaf Details Leaves are scale-like, closely pressed along the shoots, blunt, dark green.
 

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