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cedar, common name for a number of trees, mostly coniferous evergreens. The true cedars belong to the small genus Cedrus of the family Pinaceae (pine family). All are native to the Old World from the Mediterranean to the Himalayas, although several are cultivated elsewhere as ornamentals, especially the cedar of Lebanon (C. libani), which appears in the Lebanese flag. This tree, native to Asia Minor and North Africa, is famous for the historic groves of the Lebanon Mts., frequently mentioned in the Bible. The wood used in building the Temple and the house of Solomon (1 Kings 5, 6, and 7) may, however, have been that of the deodar cedar (C. deodara), native to the Himalayas. It has fragrant wood, durable and fine grained, and is venerated by the Hindus, who call it Tree of God. The name cedar is used (particularly in North America, where no cedars are native) for other conifers, e.g., the juniper (red cedar), arborvitae (white cedar), and others of the family Cupressaceae (cypress family). Several tropical American trees of the genus Cedrela of the mahogany family are also called cedars. True cedars are classified in the division Pinophyta, class Pinopsida, order Coniferales, family Pinaceae.
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deodar

a Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara, with drooping branches
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It is often found in association with Blue Pine (Pinus wallichiana) and Deodar tree (Cedrus deodara).
The Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara (Roxb.) G.Don (Pinales: Pinaceae), is a graceful ornamental evergreen tree that grows extensively on the slopes of the Himalayas and shows repellent effects on the nesting of S.
The vegetation of the valley is temperate; subalpine and alpine types and forests are dominated by Pinus wallichiana, Betula utilis, Abies pindrow, and Cedrus deodara communities.
Most of the herbs used as internal medication in the current study have been studied for their antioxidant and neuroprotective activity including Bala (Sida cordifolia) in Ksheerabala 101 [33, 34], Devadaru (Cedrus deodara) [35], Lashuna (Allium cepa) [36, 37], Shunti (Zingiber officinale) [38], and so forth.
The dominated tree species are Lyonia ovalifolia, Quercus leucotrichophora, Quercus glauca, Quercus floribunda, Quercus semecarpifolia, Rhododendron arboreum, Myrica esculenta, Cedrus deodara, Cornus capitata, and Aesculus indica.
"The products regarding which procurement MoUs were signed include zinc concentrates and copper concentrates, cotton yarn, frozen fish, linter, cotton and cotton yarn, menthol, castor oil and sugar gum, acrylic tow, Indian granite block and cedrus deodara seed," the ministry stated.