Pencil pines / Mediterranean Cypress


Pencil pines / Mediterranean Cypress

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Cupressus sempervirens L.

Arabic name(s)

Arrzah

English name(s)

Pencil pines

Order

Cupressales

Family

Cupressaceae

Genus

Cupressus L.

Species

Cupressus sempervirens L.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Pencil pines or Mediterranean Cypress is an evergreen conifer. The pencil pins is normally no more than one meter wide, but this evergreen forms tall, dark green column of 10 to 12 meter in height.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Pencil pines or Mediterranean Cypress is largely native to around the Mediterranean Sea. Jordan and Palestine is are two of the native origin of this plant which is very long-lived, with some trees reported to be over 1,000 years.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The word Arzah "pencil pines" is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Ka’b reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said that the similitude of a believer is that of a standing crop in a field which is shaken by wind and then it comes to its original position but it stands at its roots. The similitude of a non-believer is that of a cypress tree which stands on its roots and othing shake it but it is uprooted (with) one (violent stroke). Sahih Muslim, book giving description of the Day of judgement, Paradise and Hell.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Timber

Products

Timber

Traditional Uses

Services

Landscape Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

References