Cupressus torulosa D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 55 1825. (Syn. Athrotaxis joucadan Carrière; Cupressus austrotibetica Silba; Cupressus corneyana Knight & Perry ex Carrière; Cupressus doniana Hook.f.; Cupressus duclouxiana subsp. austrotibetica (Silba) Silba; Cupressus flagelliformis Knight; Cupressus funebris subsp. tonkinensis (Silba) Silba; Cupressus gigantea subsp. ludlowii (Silba) Silba .; Cupressus karnaliensis Silba ..; Cupressus lusitanica subsp. kuluensis Silba ..; Cupressus majestica Knight; Cupressus nepalensis Loudon; Cupressus sempervirens var. indica Parl. .; Cupressus tongmaiensis Silba .; Cupressus tonkinensis Silba; Cupressus tournefortii Ten.; Cupressus whitleyana Carrière; Juniperus gracilis Carrière [Illegitimate]; Juniperus pendula Parl.; Sabina corneyana Antoine; Thuja curviramea Miq.);
 
Himalayan Cypress, Bhutan Cypress • Nepali: राज सल्लो Raj sallo;
 
 


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 (980–9,200 ft).[2][1] Information on its distribution further east is conflicting. It may occur in Sichuan, China and in Vietnam.[2] However, according “Conifers of Vietnam“, only cultivated trees exist in Vietnam,[3] and the “Flora of China” reports it from Tibet, but not from Sichuan.[1] 
(From  Wikipedia on 10.12.13)



The plant is burnt as an incense[51, 158]. The leaves are used[272]. Wood – moderately hard, very durable. Used for general construction[51, 61, 158, 272].
(From PFAF on 10.12.13)


 

 

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cupressus torulosa: cupressus torulosa. binsar wildlife sanctuary uttarakhand, last week


 

 

Cupressus torulosa D. Don
Tree with drooping branches, bright to blue-green somewhat acute leaves and small 10-12 mm across female cones. 
Photographed from Kashmir.


 

 

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GYMNOSPERMS FORTNIGHT :: Cupressus sp. from Shimla-NS 12 :  Attachments (4).  4 posts by 3 authors.
This tall tree was found from Shimla.. I am sorry that pics are not clear as this was well away..
Can this be Cupressus cashmeriana ?


Looks similar to C. torulosa uploaded by me.


Cupressus cashmereana is now considered synonymous to Cupressus torulosa but I have my doubts. Photos of the female cones in this photo are of very low resolution. More close-up photos of the female cones with high resolution are required


 

 

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Gymnosperm Fortnight: Cupressus torulosa: 121213: GSG-02 :  Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.
Cupressus torulosa, the Pencil Cedar, is locally known as ‘Devidiar’.


 

 

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Not much info. to share about this plant except for the photographs.. ID pl.
Location: Joshimath


Cupressus sp.


Cupressus species so far in efi


Seems to be Cupressus torulosa


It seems me too, Cupressus torulosa


Really lovely capture …  likely to be Cupressus torulosa..


To me also it seems C.torulosa which is the only wild species in Uttarakhand and common in Joshimath.


 

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Cupressus torulosa D. Don
Tree with drooping branches, bright to blue-green somewhat acute leaves and small 10-12 mm across female cones. 
Photographed from Kashmir.


 

 

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Cupressus sp. for ID, photographed from Chakrata. 


Cupressus species so far in efi.  


Cupressus torulosa


 

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GYMNOSPERMS FORTNIGHT :: Cupressus? for id from Mussoorie-NS 06: Attachments (3). 5 posts by 3 authors. 
I am sharing these pics from wild, near Kamptie Fall in Mussoorie…
please help to reach the id, this looks like a Cupressus to me.. can this be C. sempervirens


Cupressus species in efi  


If it is wild it should be C.torulosa which is the only wild species in Uttarakhand. C.sempervirens is a mediterranean species [http://www.conifers.org/cu/Cupressus_sempervirens.php]


Thanks … for this help… this was from wild, I will take this as C. torulosa

 

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Cypressus torulosa/ABMAR17 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

This tree is good 40 feet tall and stands nearby where I live. It looks solid and has a serrated bark. For long I thought it to be the Himalayan Juniper but looking closely today I think it is a Cypress. I found a fallen twig and couple of dry mature fruits and brought them home to photograph. Please advise.

Cypressus torulosa (Himalayan Cypress)
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1800m approx.
15 March 2015


I think you are right …, please do a small correction in generic epithet..Cupressus in place of Cypressus..


Thank you … I should have typed Cupressus, my mistake.


 
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