Deodar is a very elegant ornamental tree, commonly found on the slopes of Western Himalayas. It is a large evergreen coniferous tree reaching 40-50 m tall, exceptionally 60 m, with a trunk up to 3 m diameter. It has a conic crown with horizontal branches and drooping branchlets. The leaves are needle-like, mostly 2.5-5 cm long, occasionally up to 7 cm long, slender (1 mm thick), borne singly on long shoots, and in dense clusters of 20-30 on short shoots; they vary from bright green to glaucous blue-green in colour. The female cones are barrel-shaped, 7-13 cm long and 5-8 cm broad, and disintegrate when mature (in 12 months) to release the winged seeds. The male cones are 4-6 cm long, and shed their pollen in autumn.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Tamil||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Cedrus deodara||Devdar, Himalayan Cedar||தேவதாரம்||देवदार / Devdar||ദേവതാരം / Devataram|