Cedrus deodara (Roxb. ex D.Don) G.Don

Hort. Brit., edn 1, 388 (1830) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Tree to 40 m tall. Bark grey, smooth, becoming scaly and furrowed. Long shoots usually pendulous. Winter bud scales small, curved outward at base. Leaves 25–50 mm long, linear, often broader distally, pale green, becoming dark green with age, radially spreading on long shoots, in fascicles on short shoots. Male cones cylindrical, 5–7 cm long. Female cones ovoid or broad ellipsoid, 7–12 cm long; scales flabellate; apex broadly obtuse. Seeds triangular.

*GipP, *VRiv.

Native to Himalaya, often used for timber and as an ornamental. Commonly grown in Victoria as an ornamental tree, and occasionally escaping cultivation.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-07-08
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2017-05-02
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
class Pinopsida
order Pinales
family Pinaceae
genus Cedrus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Cedrus deodara in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cedrus deodara in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Gippsland Plain present introduced

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory