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Cupressus cashmeriana (Bhutan Cypress, Kashmir Cypress; Dzongkha language: Tsenden) is a species of cypress native to the eastern Himalaya in Bhutan, and adjacent areas of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India; it grows at moderately high altitudes of 1,250–2,800 metres (4,100–9,200 ft)

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Cupressus cashmeriana is a medium-sized to large coniferous tree growing 20–45 metres (66–148 ft) tall, rarely much more, with a trunk up to 3 metres (9.8 ft) diameter. The foliage grows in strongly pendulous sprays of blue-green, very slender, flattened shoots. The leaves are scale-like, 1–2 mm long, up to 5 mm long on strong lead shoots; young trees up to about 5 years old have juvenile foliage with soft needle-like leaves 3–8 mm long.

The seed cones are ovoid, 10–21 mm long and 10–19 mm broad, with 8–12 scales, dark green, maturing dark brown about 24 months after pollination. The cones open at maturity to shed the seed. The pollen cones are 3–5 mm long, and release pollen in early spring.

A tree of 95 metres (312 ft) tall has recently been reported, but the measurements await verification. If so it is the tallest tree in Asia.

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