Description of Juniperus thurifera (Spanish juniper). Woodlands of Juniperus thurifera have been subjected to a traditional management (e.g. logging, grazing and destruction for crop cultivation). The Spanish juniper can be up to 20 m tall, although it does not normally exceed 8 m. Its bark is ash grey and it has a pyramidal form. The branches are.

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Crown pyramidal in youth, later becoming broad, rounded, often irregular. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Jarvis at BM but was unsuccessful.

The climate is continental, semiarid, with cold winters Atlas Mts. It is dioecious with separate male and female plants. Monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys.

Juniperus thurifera

Retrieved 8 November Teruel “Mansana, Camarena”E. These types of use are still prevalent in North Africa Farjon In Spain it primarily occurs on calcareous soils, but in Morocco Atlas Mtns. Sabina pseudothurifera Antoine Sabina thurifera L. See Montes and Bertaudiere for details, a map, and photos showing habitat.

However, newly emerged young leaves are kuniperus to those of other junipers, and are shaped like small Pinussome junipers genus Juniperusfirs genus Abiesand other conifers, or like the leaves of heather genus Erica. The best examples are found in the centre and east of the peninsula. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Seeds 1- per cone, irregular in size and shape in a single cone, x Wikimedia Commons has media related to Juniperus thurifera.


Retrieved 12 May Foliage branches spreading or drooping, branchlets See also remarks in Juhiperus and Bertaudiere At the lowest altitudes, Quercus ilex is generally associated with J. Saplings in thurkfera oak woodland, Spain [R. Edited by Christopher J. Species Topics Bookstore Links Contact. The Spanish juniper can be up to 20 m tall, although it does not normally exceed 8 m. Dioecious evergreen shrubs, or trees up to 20 m tall.

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It is indifferent to soil type, but prefers limestones and adapts well to poor and stony substrates. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

The foliage is eaten by sheep R. Farjon reduces the two described varieties, gallica in France and africana in North Africato synonymy on the grounds that the described characters overlap with specimens of the type variety described by the respective authors. It forms woodlands that cannot strictly be called forests, as they are very open to favour root development.

Source, Montes and Bertaudiere [T. Back Site map Contact us. Structural branches dense, spreading or ascending.

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Contact Legal Creative Commons. In Spain Guadalajara it occurs with J. Leaves light green, decussate, imbricate, decurrent, scale leaves on ultimate branchlets all appressed, on ultimate branchlets 1. Seed cones terminal, growing in two seasons, consisting of pairs of spreading but incurved bracts fusing to form a subglobose cone mm diam. The foliage is strongly aromatic, with a spicy-resinous scent. This species lives in Spain, France, Corsica and northern Africa.

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It grows at altitudes of m. Juvenile leaves on seedlings and reappearing on mature plants, in whorls of 4 on lower stem, on branchlets decussate, acicular, mm juniperux with a green adaxial midrib, acute-pungent Farjon Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Its bark is ash grey and it has a pyramidal form. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Ongoing dendrochronological research Montes and Bertaudiere thuriffra not yet established precise ages, but the maximum is probably more than years Nicolas Montes email They are made up of bright green, scale-like leaves that are imbricated like the scales on la fish.


A mature tree and its bark, Spain [R. It large shrub or tree reaching 6—20 m tall, with a trunk up to 2 m diameter and a broadly conical to rounded or irregular crown. Overall, the species is not considered threatened with healthy population in Spain; [7] however, the African population is threatened by severe overgrazingmainly by goatsand is listed as Endangered.

There are two varietiesregarded as distinct by some authors, [3] [5] but not by others: A neotype not in conflict with anything stated in the protologue has therefore been selected” Farjon Give us feedback Download the app.

Specimens tend to have male and female Junperus glutinosa has a fruit very reminiscent of a conifer cone, but much smaller 2 cm. Earle About Chris Earle.