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Cupressus sempervirens L., Sp. Pl. 1002. 1752; Brandis, l.c. 533; Hook. f., l.c.; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. 546.1918; E. Nasir, M. A. Siddiqi & Z. Ali, Gymnosperms of Pak, 13.1969 (Fig. 5, D-F).

Common name: `Saru'.

Trees up to 20 m or more tall, narrowly cylindrical. Branches upwardly appressed; branchelets dark green, slender. Leaves closely appressed, c. 1 mm long, ovate. Male cones 6‑9 mm long, terminal on branches. Female cones (mature) ± 20‑25 mm broad, yellowish‑grey. Scales peltate, 8‑14 in number. Seeds brown, compressed, winged, narrow.

Type: Habit in Creta (LINN).

The `pyramidal cypress' is widely cultivated in the plains and lower hills up to 1000 m. Cones mature in 2 years; Distribution: E. Mediterranean, W. Asia. Widely cultivated.


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