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Cedrus libani (Cedar of Lebanon; Lebanon cedar)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Cedrus libani is a species of cedar native to the mountains of the Mediterranean region.There are two distinct types of Cedrus libani that are considered to be different subspecies or varieties:Lebanon cedar or cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani subsp. libani or var. libani) - grows in Lebanon, Israel, northwest Jordan, western Syria, and south central Turkey.Turkish cedar or Taurus cedar (Cedrus libani subsp. stenocoma or var. stenocoma) - grows in southwest Turkey.↑ ↑ ↑
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Height [2]  98 feet (30 m)
Width [2]  49 feet (15 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  Low
Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Medium-Low
Shade Percentage [1]  91 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Medium-High
Wind Reduction [1]  Medium-High
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 6 Low Temperature: -10 F° (-23.3 C°) → 0 F° (-17.8 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 8 Low Temperature: 10 F° (-12.2 C°) → 20 F° (-6.7 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Monoecious
Janka Hardness [3]  1060 lbf (481 kgf) Soft
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Pollinators [2]  Wind
Scent [2]  The wood is very aromatic and can retain this aroma for many years.
Structure [2]  Tree
Usage [2]  An oil similar to turpentine is obtained from the wood; An essential oil from the wood is used in perfumery; Wood - moderately hard, durable. Used for construction; The wood is extremely durable and retains its delightful fragrance for many years;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Firth of Tay & Eden Estuary 38085 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Emblem of



Acleris undulana[4]
Assara cedrella[4]
Barbara osmana[4]
Cinara cedri[5]
Cinara confinis[5]
Cinara laportei[5]
Epinotia cedricida[4]
Ernobius angusticollis <Unverified Name>[5]
Ganoderma lucidum[6]
Hyloicus pinastri <Unverified Name>[5]
Lepidosaphes newsteadi (pine oysterhell scale)[7]
Megastigmus suspectus[5]
Thaumetopoea solitaria[4]


Parasitized by 
Ganoderma lucidum[6]


Lebanon, Syria, Turkey TDWG: 34 LBS-LB LBS-SY TUR; Lebanon, Syria, Turkey. TDWG: 34 LBS-LB LBS-SY TUR;



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1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
5Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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