Cupressus torulosa

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Himalayan cypress
Cupressus torulosa Manali-Leh.jpg
Cupressus torulosa
Manali-Leh Highway, Himachal Pradesh, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Cupressus
Species: C. torulosa
Binomial name
Cupressus torulosa
D.Don
Synonyms[1]
  • Athrotaxis joucadan Carrière
  • Cupressus austrotibetica Silba
  • Cupressus corneyana Knight & Perry ex Carrière
  • Cupressus doniana Hook.f.
  • Cupressus flagelliformis Knight
  • Cupressus karnaliensis Silba
  • Cupressus majestica Knight
  • Cupressus nepalensis Loudon
  • Cupressus pakistanensis Silba
  • Cupressus tongmaiensis Silba
  • Cupressus tournefortii Ten.
  • Cupressus whitleyana Carrière
  • Sabina corneyana Antoine
  • Thuja curviramea Miq.

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.[2]

Distribution[edit]

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).[2][3] Information on its distribution further east is conflicting. It may occur in Sichuan, China and in Vietnam.[3] However, according to "Conifers of Vietnam", only cultivated trees exist in Vietnam,[4] and the "Flora of China" reports it from Tibet, but not from Sichuan.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cupressus torulosa D.Don". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 14 May 2016 – via The Plant List. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b Christopher J. Earle (2012). "Chamaecyparis". The Gymnosperm Database. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Luu, Nguyen Duc To; Philip Ian Thomas (2004). Conifers of Vietnam. ISBN 1-872291-64-3.