Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Deodar (the gift of God), the name, of Sanscrit. origin, applied to the cedar of India, Cedrus Deodara. A native of Nepaul and the Himalayas, extending almost into Persia. This tree grows to more than 100 feet in height, producing durable timber and useful turpentine. Its boughs droop: its leaves are longer and more three-sided than in the Lebanon cedar, and they are glaucous; whilst the cones have short stalks and fall to pieces when ripe. It was introduced as an ornament tree in 1822, and flourishes in England.