Cedrus libani (Lebanon Cedar or Cedar of Lebanon), is a species of cedar native to the mountains
of the Mediterranean region, in Lebanon, western Syria and south central Turkey.
The Lebanon Cedar is an evergreen coniferous tree growing up to 40 m (130 ft) tall, with a trunk up to 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) diameter.
Cedrus libani was first described by French botanist Achille Richard.
There are two subspecies:
* Cedrus libani subsp. libani (Lebanon Cedar): Lebanon, western Syria and south central Turkey
* Cedrus libani subsp. stenocoma (Turkish Cedar): southwest Turkey
Some sources treat also Cyprus Cedar (Cedrus brevifolia) and Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica) as subspecies of C. libani. However, a majority of the modern sources consider them distinct species.
Mount Toros in Turkey is where we can find the largest forest of Lebanese Cedars in the world (or in this case, it’s more correct to say “Toros Cedars” variety)!
Olhando-os me dá energia! Isto é mesma coisa com os aviões!
Just by looking at them, I gain energy! This also applies when I see airplanes!
Os Cedros do Líbano nas ” casas” deles!
But the Lebanese Cedars are also used as ornamental plants in many parts of the world! Like in Porto, Portugal!
Fui eu que tirei esta foto em Porto em 2003. Os Cedros do Líbano ficam na esquerda da foto. / I took this picture in Porto in 2003. The Cedars of Lebanon can be seen on the far left part of the picture.