41. Cedrus deodara (G. Don) G. Don PINACEAE

Deodar, Himalayan cedar; Hindi: devdar, देवदार

With its gracefully pendent branches and pyramidal shape, this was perhaps the most familiar of all Indian plants in larger Victorian gardens and parks. Seed was exported on a large scale from the Saharanpur Botanic garden from the 1840s onwards – 2000 lbs (900 kg) of seed in the year 1863 alone. It is native to the North-West Himalaya (from Afghanistan to Western Nepal), where it can reach a height of 75 metres. It is an important timber tree: the aromatic, durable wood is used for construction purposes and for making furniture and boats. Oil is distilled from the wood and used medicinally.

Watercolour of the cone of Cedrus deodara by Margaret Eleanora Prinsep, c 1862, from the Cleghorn Collection

Lithograph after drawing by Lady Canning from Lawson’s Pinetum Britannicum

     

     

    RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
    Accession Number:19687273
    Scientific Name:Cedrus deodara (Roxb. ex D.Don) G.Don
    Family:Pinaceae
    Genus:Cedrus
    Epithet:deodara
    Plant:19687273B
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/J01/C020
    Plant:19687273C
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/K02/ZD010
    Plant:19687273F
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/R12/D030
    Plant:19687273D
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/M16/M010
    Plant:19687273E
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/W28/E050
    Plant:19687273G
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/J01/ZZZM90
    Plant:19687273A
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/H01/ZZN020
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