Lebanon cedar

The Lebanon cedar (Cedrus libani, A.Rich. 1823) is a kind of cedar. It is part of the Pinaceae family. Thousands of years ago, extensive forests of this tree covered the mountain slopes of the entire Near East. Today, only a few hundred specimens survive in its original area, the Mount Lebanon range. It is the tree represented on the Lebanese flag. Arboreal plant, distinguishable by some branches that assume a "candelabrum" shape, forming a 90° angle and rising upwards. With time, the top flattens. In its areas of origin, it reaches 40 m, exceptionally 60 m. It has an exceptional fruity scent, with an effective anti-moth action in closets.