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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1040. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Type: Described from Dahuria (S. E. Siberia).
Habitat: Differing from the type variety in the decumbent habit and recurved larger leaves. Forms dense patches near the tree limit and up to 4200 m. Fruit medicinal.
Distribution: Distribution: Alpine and arctic Europe and Asia, N. Africa, N. America.
Illustration: Juniperus communis L. (Illustration)
Map Location: Gilgit: A‑7 Chantir Gah, F. Schmid 2170 (RAW); Burzil, Gilgit rd., Gurais‑Chorwan, R. R. & I. D. Stewart 4382 (RAW); Naltar, July 1954, R. R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Tsage nursery, 6.50, A. H. Khan s.n. (PPFI‑B); Chitral: S. Barum glacier, 12000', 1. I. Chaudhri 55 (RAW); Bombrait, ± 10,000', Y. Nasir 5139 (RAW); Gokshal, 2500 m, Chitral Gol, 6.7.1977, Hakim Khan s.n. (RAW); B‑7 Swat: Mountain E. of Kalam, c. 8000, R. J. Rodin 5699 (RAW); above Batain, Ushu, 9‑10,000', R. R. Stewart & A. Rahman 25368 (RAW); Kalam, R. R. Stewart 24728 (RAW); B‑8 Rama forest, 27.6.50, A.H. Khan s.n. (PPFI‑B) Baltistan: B‑9 Geuse above Grenge, 3900 m, H. Hartmann 15 (RAW); Satpura nala, R. R. Stewart 20265 (RAW); Satpura‑Deosai, 11500, G. L. Webster & E. Nasir s.n. (RAW).


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Dioecious, shrubby decumbent plant. Branches dense. Leaves in whorls of threes, 8‑12 x 2‑4 mm, subulate, pungent, jointed at base, ± curved to suberect. Male cones axillary, c. 8 mm long; Female cones solitary, 20 mm long, scales 3. Fruit subglobose, bluish‑black, 8‑12 mm broad. Seeds 2‑3, ovoid.
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