39. Cupressus torulosa D. Don CUPRESSACEAE

Twisted cypress

When Hugh Cleghorn was surveying the timber resources of the Western Himalaya in the early 1860s, he noted that this species had useful wood, but was uncommon. Confusingly, this species was also known to the locals there as ‘deodar’. Its native distribution is from Kashmir to Central Nepal. These two specimens, which show the columnar growth form typical of the species, are grown from seed collected in Nepal by Tony Schilling.

Lithograph of Cupressus torulosa from Lawson’s Pinetum Britannicum

     

    RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
    Accession Number:19832247
    Scientific Name:Cupressus torulosa D.Don
    Family:Cupressaceae
    Genus:Cupressus
    Epithet:torulosa
    Collector:Schilling, Anthony D.
    Year:1983
    Origin:Nepal:Central Nepal:South of Marpha, Kali Gandaki Valley
    Elevation:2,667m
    Plant:19832247D
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19832247E
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19832247B
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/N01/ZD090
    Plant:19832247A
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19832247C
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19832247H
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/N01/ZI099
    Plant:19832247G
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/H07/ZZZY10
    Plant:19832247F
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
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     Location: 55.964221102,-3.209034938
     Location: 55.966208202,-3.205748621
     Location: 55.966282735,-3.205591689
     Location: 55.963925848,-3.209353063