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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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Trunks single or multiple, often branching near the ground, up to cm dbh.

Juniperus thurifera

Linnaeusp. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Saplings in an oak woodland, Spain [R. In the High Atlas Mountains of Algeria, it is the only tree species at the upper tree line about m elevation, with isolated specimens found above m.

Back Site map Contact us. A sapling, Spain [R. They are usually covered in a whitish, dusty-looking layer bloom. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

The foliage is strongly aromatic, with a spicy-resinous scent. See Montes and Bertaudiere for details, a map, and photos showing habitat. In the Middle Atlas mountains, J.

Teruel “Mansana, Camarena”E. In Spain Guadalajara it occurs with J. Earle About Chris Earle. Juniperus thurifera Archived at the Wayback Machine.

A mature tree and its bark, Spain [R. Monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys. Retrieved from ” https: Foliage branches spreading or drooping, branchlets It grows at altitudes of m. In Spain junkperus primarily occurs on calcareous soils, but in Morocco Atlas Mtns. Reverchon neotype BM. See also remarks in Montes and Bertaudiere Jjniperus 12 May The branches are somewhat flattened and rough to the touch, unlike the Phoenicean Juniper Juniperus phoenicea L.


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Sabina pseudothurifera Antoine Sabina thurifera L. Species Topics Bookstore Links Contact. In France and Spain, J. Les Dossiers Forestieres No. The Spanish juniper can be up to 20 m tall, although it does not normally exceed 8 m.

According to legend, part of El Cid’s trip into exile in Valencia was through a forest of Spanish juniper, because it is open vegetation and ambushes can be anticipated. Juvenile leaves on seedlings and reappearing on mature plants, in whorls of 4 on lower stem, on branchlets decussate, acicular, mm long with a green adaxial midrib, acute-pungent Farjon The Pinusgalbuli of some junipers genus Juniperusand the fleshy seed coats, arils, of yews Taxus baccata.

Contact Legal Creative Commons. Give us feedback Download the app. In Europe, the species is generally stable, but is vulnerable to habitat loss as woodlands change to forest after abandonment of traditional land use systems. The best examples are found in the centre and east of the peninsula. Juniperus africana Maire Villar Juniperus bonatiana Vis. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Juniperus thurifera Spanish juniper is a species of juniper native to the mountains of the western Mediterranean regionfrom southern France including Corsica across eastern and central Spain to Morocco and locally in northern Algeria.


Wikimedia Juniperys has media related to Juniperus thurifera. Hardy to Zone 8 cold hardiness limit between These types of use are still prevalent in North Africa Farjon This page was last junpierus on 15 Februaryat They are made up of bright green, scale-like leaves that are imbricated like the scales on la fish. However, newly emerged young leaves are similar 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.

Jarvis at BM but was unsuccessful. Leaves light green, decussate, imbricate, decurrent, thurifefa leaves on ultimate branchlets all appressed, on ultimate branchlets thuirfera. It is dioecious with separate male and female plants. Specimens tend to have male and female Alnus glutinosa has a fruit very reminiscent of a conifer cone, but much smaller 2 cm.

When the small winged seeds are released, the cones remain on the tree, often throughout the winter.