Cupressus torulosa

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Cupressus torulosa
Himalayan cypress
Cupressus torulosa Manali-Leh.jpg
Cupressus torulosa
Manali-Leh Highway, Himachal Pradesh, India
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Cupressus
Species: C. torulosa
Binomial name
Cupressus torulosa
  • Cupressus whitleyana Carr.
  • Cupressus sempervirens L. var. indica Royle ex Parl.
  • Cupressus doniana hort. ex Hook.
  • Cupressus karnaliensis Silba
  • Cupressus tongmaiensis Silba
  • Cupressus tongmaiensis var. ludlowii Silba
  • Cupressus tongmaiensis var. mustangensis Silba
  • Cupressus tonkinensis Silba
  • Cupressus flagelliformis Knight.
  • Cupressus nepalensis Loud.
  • Cupressus tournefortii Ten.

Cupressus torulosa, known as the Himalayan cypress or Bhutan cypress, is a species of cypress in southern Asia. It is a large tree, up to 45 m (148 ft) high.[1]


The Himalayan cypress is an evergreen conifer tree species is found on limestone terrain in the western Himalaya from 300–2,800 metres (980–9,190 ft).[1][2] Information on its distribution further east is conflicting. It may occur in Sichuan, China and in Vietnam.[2] However, according to "Conifers of Vietnam", only cultivated trees exist in Vietnam,[3] and the "Flora of China" reports it from Tibet, but not from Sichuan.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Liguo Fu, Yong-fu Yu, Robert P. Adams & Aljos Farjon. "Carpinus putoensis". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Christopher J. Earle (2012). "Chamaecyparis". The Gymnosperm Database. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Luu, Nguyen Duc To; Philip Ian Thomas (2004). Conifers of Vietnam. ISBN 1-872291-64-3.