Cedrus libani A.Rich.

Fully-hardy, evergreen, wide-spreading, flat-topped tree, conical when young, with fissured dark bark, 4-sided, pointed leaves in whorls of 10-20, and barrel-shaped, greenish-brown female cones, to 12cm long.  To 30m.  [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain before 1650.  Hilliers’.  Of immense economic importance in ancient times, few trees remain in the wild today.  An uncoloured lithograph is given in Die Coniferen.  [Die Coniferen p.105/1840-41].  Saint-Hilaire Arb. pl.9/1824.  In Australia in the past frequently confused with Cedrus deodara (D.Don.) G.Don which see.  

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [C.22/1843].


Published Jul 14, 2009 - 04:56 PM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 03:22 PM

The illustration is an uncoloured lithograph of mature trees in Lebanon.  Die Coniferen p.105, 1840-41.

Cedrus libani A.Rich. | Die Coniferen p.105/1840-41 | BHL

More details about Cedrus libani A.Rich.
Family Pinaceae
Region of origin

Lebanon to Turkey

  • Cedrus libanensis Juss ex Mirb.
  • Cedrus libanotica Link.
  • Pinus cedrus L.
Common Name

Cedar of Lebanon

Name in the Camden Park Record

Cedrus Libani - Cedar of Lebanon   

Confidence level high