S. China; Introduced into: Cambodia, China North-Central, Hainan, Korea, Laos, Qinghai, St.Helena, Vietnam as per POWO;
China fir;

Cunninghamia sinensis from Shimla:3 images.
From HPU Shimla Campus. this is the only tree we have seen in Northern India.

– Cunninghamia sinensis is native to China
it has economical importance in form of timber leaves have pungent smell.


This large tree was shot from campus of Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla..
I was told this is Cunninghamia chinensis.. wanted to get validating/correcting remarks..
Perhaps this is an uncommon gymnosperm..

For me it is Cunninghamia chinensis too.

It is a planted tree. Not so common but grows very well above 3000ft elevations. Very old trees are there in Sikkim, Kodaikanal, Yercaud etc

Cunninghamia lanceolata


Pine Tree For ID : Bhimtal,Uttarakhand : 270413 : AK-2 : Attachments (6). 4 posts by 2 authors.
A small, cultivated Pine tree seen at a resort in Bhimtal on 23/3/13.
Araucaria species?
Kindly confirm.

It is Auraucaria sp. but not aware with introduced flora around Naini Tal. Seeing the leaf it may be A.bidwilii, the Bunya-Bunya tree. Not sure.

Thanks … for the id.
I was also thinking it to be the same but wanted confirmation.
Have posted earlier on our group from Lalbagh, Bangalore.

Cunninghamia lanceolata as per another thread.


Gymnosperm Fortnight : For ID : Bhimtal,Uttarakhand : 101213 : AK-5: Attachments (6). 8 posts by 3 authors.
A cultivated, young tree seen at a resort in Bhimtal, Uttarakhand on 23/3/13.
… had suggested Araucaria bidwilii, when posted on our group earlier.
Kindly validate.

This should be Araucaria bidwillii.

It seems to be Cunninghamia lanceolata

Yeah it should be. My apologies for the wrong ID. Bidwillii will have shorter leaves I assume.


Cunninghamia lanceolata ‘Glauca’
Blue China Fir
Photographed from University of California Botanical Garden, California, 11-5-2014

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