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Cupressus torulosa D. Don in Lambert, Descr. Gen. Pinus. 2:18. 1824.; Prodr., Fl. Nepal. 55.1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 5:645.1888; Parker, l.c. (Fig. 5, A, C).

Trees up to 30 m tall with spreading branches and drooping branchlets. Bark peeling off in long strips. Leaves closely appressed. Male cones c. 5 mm long. Female cones 15‑20 mm broad, globose; scales 6‑10 each with a ± curved pointed process. Seeds compressed, wing narrow.

Type: Described from Nepal.

The `Himalayan cypress' is sparingly cultivated in the Murree hills. Wild from Chamba eastward to 2800 m. Wood is durable and used for building purposes; Distribution: E. Kashmir to C. Nepal.


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