List of plants known as cedar

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Cedar is part of the English common name of many trees and other plants, particularly those of the genus Cedrus.

Some botanical authorities consider Cedrus the only "true cedars".[1] Several species of genera Calocedrus, Thuja, and Chamaecyparis in the Pacific Northwest with similarly aromatic wood are referred to as "false cedars".[2]

Plants called "cedar" include:

Family PinaceaeEdit

  • Cedrus, common English name cedar, a genus of coniferous trees in the plant family Pinaceae
    • Lebanon cedar, Cedrus libani, a cedar native to Lebanon, western Syria and south central Turkey
    • Atlas cedar, Cedrus atlantica, a cedar native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria
    • Deodar cedar, Cedrus deodara, a cedar native to the western Himalayas
    • Cyprus cedar, Cedrus brevifolia, classified mainly to distinguish it from the Cedar of Lebanon, found in the island of Cyprus's Cedar Valley in the Troodos Mountains
  • Siberian pine (Pinus sibirica), occasionally erroneously referred to as Siberian cedar

Family CupressaceaeEdit

Family MeliaceaeEdit

Other familiesEdit


  1. ^ "Cedrus - The True Cedars". U.S. Forest Service.
  2. ^ "False Cedars (Calocedrus, Thuja, Chamaecyparis)". Oregon State University.