Cedrus deodar (Roxb)Loud.
Occurs in north-west Himalayas from Kashmir to Garhwal.
Forests of Deodar found in Kashmir,Kulu,Chamba,Tehri-Garhwal,Simla,Chakrata,Almora and Mussoorie hill stations.
It is ever green tree growing upto 80 m with a brood trunk.
Slender,dark green with wavy margins.
Green,yellow and appear in clusters.
Ripe fruit is balck having seed 1 cm long.
Thick and fissured at places.
Oily,aromatic.Sapwood White And Heartwood Light Yellowish-brown Or Brown.
The tree bears new fruits in October,which ripe within a year.
This tree has a long life having life span of 600 years.
Varieties & adulterants
There is a another variety called Sarala Devdaru which is identified with Pinus longifolio but both are 2 different plants.
In Rasa Hryda Tantra Internal Administration Of Cedrus Oil In The Form Of Ghee Preparation For The Management Of Pinasa.