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Distribution: Cedrus atlantica in red, C. brevifolia in blue and C. libani in purple (Vidakovic 1991).

 

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Conservation status

Cedrus brevifolia

Elwes et Henry 1908

Common names

Cyprus cedar (Vidakovic 1991).

Taxonomic notes

Syn: Cedrus libani var. brevifolia Hook. f. (Vidakovic 1991).

Description

"A medium-size tree. Crown on older specimens broad and umbrella-shaped. Branches short, horizontally spread. Needles 5-8 (12) mm long, thick, blue-green. Cones cylindrical, with a large protuberance in the concave apex, about 7 cm long and 4 cm wide" (Vidakovic 1991).

Distribution and Ecology

Cyprus: "the mountainous area of Pophos, Troodes and Tripylos, where it covers about 500 ha" (Vidakovic 1991). Hardy to Zone 6 (cold hardiness limit between -23.2°C and -17.8°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001).

Big tree

I have seen no data for trees in habitat, and there are few measurements of ornamentals. Monumental Trees (2016) records that both the height and diameter records are held by a tree in Windsor Great Park, UK, measured in 2016 as 102 cm DBH and 30.50 m tall.

Oldest

Dendrochronology

Ethnobotany

Observations

Remarks

Citations

Elwes, H.J. and A. Henry. 1908. The trees of Great Britain and Ireland III. Edinburgh: Privately printed (p.467). Available: Biodiversity Heritage Library, accessed 2012.11.25.

Monumental Trees. 2016. Cyprus cedar in the area of Windsor Great Park. https://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/gbr/england/surrey/14721_windsorgreatpark/27806/, accessed 2017.09.04.

See also

The species account at Threatened Conifers of the World.

Farjon (1990) provides a detailed account, with illustrations.

Last Modified 2017-11-12