Cupressus torulosa

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Himalayan cypress
Cupressus torulosa Manali-Leh.jpg
By 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 ex Lamb.[2]
  • Athrotaxis joucadan Carrière
  • Cupressus balfouriana W.Bull
  • Cupressus doniana Hook.f.
  • Cupressus karnaliensis Silba
  • Cupressus majestica Knight
  • Cupressus nepalensis Loudon
  • Cupressus pakistanensis Silba
  • Cupressus tournefortii Ten.
  • Thuja curviramea Miq.

Cupressus torulosa, commonly known as the Himalayan cypress or Bhutan cypress, is a species of cypress tree native to South Asia. [3]

It is a large tree, growing up to 45 m (150 ft) in height.[4]


Cupressus torulosa is an evergreen conifer tree species is found on limestone terrain in the western Himalaya from 300–2,800 metres (980–9,190 ft).[3][4] Information on its distribution further east is conflicting. It may occur in Sichuan of China and in Vietnam.[3] However, according to Conifers of Vietnam, only cultivated trees exist in Vietnam,[5] and the Flora of China reports it from Tibet, but not from Sichuan.[4]


  1. ^ Zhang, D.; Christian, T. (2013). "Cupressus torulosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T32131A2810351. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T32131A2810351.en. Retrieved 16 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Cupressus torulosa". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 16 August 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Christopher J. Earle (2012). "Cupressus torulosa". The Gymnosperm Database. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Liguo Fu; Yong-fu Yu; Robert P. Adams; Aljos Farjon. "Cupressus torulosa". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Luu, Nguyen Duc To; Philip Ian Thomas (2004). Conifers of Vietnam. ISBN 1-872291-64-3. Archived from the original on 2007-05-19. 

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