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Cedrus deodara

Cedrus deodara (D. Don) G. Don

Family: Pinaceae

Name justification:
Name used by Plinius in order to talk about these trees, the prickly juniper and other similar species.  It has also been interpreted that it comes from kedroum, powerful in Arab, because of the majestic appearance of these trees.
The specific adjective, Latinized, comes from Sanskrit: devadaru, gods’ tree, because of the use of its wood for religious objects and for the construction of temples.

Common name: Deodar
Description: Tall tree
Leaf: Evergreen Acicular

Origin and distribution:
It comes from Afganistan and Northwest of Himalaya (Tibet and Nepal). It is frequently cultivated in public gardens because of its downwards banded branches, multiplied in varieties of gardening origin; including the cultivar ‘Pendula’.

Location in the garden:
There are two nice specimens. One is located at the right side of the 'Eucalipto de los Enamorados' (Lovers’ eucalyptus) and the other next to the Monument to Pais Lapido. The pendulum specimen is located in the gardens of Méndez Núñez Monument. Recently, two splendid trees were cut down because of illness. They were located nearby the 'Cruceiro do Galo' milestone. One of them had a trunk with a diameter of 1.70 m on its base.

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