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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
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white cedar; ''Librocedrus decurrens''; ''Calocedrus decurrens''; cèdre à encens (Fr.)
 
white cedar; ''Librocedrus decurrens''; ''Calocedrus decurrens''; cèdre à encens (Fr.)
  
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[[File:02_Incense Cedar.jpg|thumb|Incense Cedar (''Libocedrus decurrens'')]]
 
 
(''Libocedrus decurrens'')]]
 
  
== Other Properties ==
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
  
 
Large tree growing to 60 m with trunk diameter of 3 m.
 
Large tree growing to 60 m with trunk diameter of 3 m.
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== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
  
* External source or communication  Comment: Western Pine Association, Portland, Oregon: air-dry weight = 26 pcf
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* Western Pine Association, Portland, Oregon: air-dry weight = 26 pcf
  
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "incense cedar." Encyclopædia Britannica. 21 Oct. 2004 .
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "incense cedar." 21 Oct. 2004 .
  
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incense_cedar (Accessed Feb. 2, 2006)
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* Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incense_cedar (Accessed Feb. 2, 2006)
  
 
* Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
 
* Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997

Latest revision as of 15:16, 3 September 2020

Incense cedar Calacedrus decurrens

Description

Any of several aromatic coniferous trees from the genera Libocedrus or Calocedrus. Incense cedars are native to high altitudes in California and Oregon. These evergreen trees have flattened branches with scalelike leaves that produce a strong smell when broken. The close-grain, smooth wood of the incence cedar is lightweight and soft, but durable. The wood is used for pencils, storage chests, trellises, and closet linings.

Synonyms and Related Terms

white cedar; Librocedrus decurrens; Calocedrus decurrens; cèdre à encens (Fr.)

Incense Cedar (Libocedrus decurrens)

Physical and Chemical Properties

Large tree growing to 60 m with trunk diameter of 3 m.

CAS 26 pcf

Resources and Citations

  • Western Pine Association, Portland, Oregon: air-dry weight = 26 pcf
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998