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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Retrieved 8 November A mature tree and its bark, Spain [R. It grows at altitudes of m. Back Site map Contact us.

The climate is continental, semiarid, with cold winters Atlas Mts. Juniperus thurifera Archived at the Wayback Machine.

Its bark is ash grey and it has a pyramidal form. Dioecious evergreen shrubs, or trees up to 20 m tall.

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Give us feedback Download the app. Leaves light green, decussate, imbricate, decurrent, scale leaves on ultimate branchlets all appressed, on ultimate branchlets 1. The foliage is strongly aromatic, with a spicy-resinous scent.

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.


See also remarks in Montes and Bertaudiere 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.

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Pollen cones terminal, solitary, subglobose, mm long, yellow-green maturing to light brown; microsporophylls The foliage is eaten by sheep R. Ongoing dendrochronological research Montes and Bertaudiere has not yet established precise ages, but the maximum is probably more than years Nicolas Montes email A neotype jnuiperus in conflict with anything stated in the protologue has therefore been selected” Farjon However, newly emerged young leaves are similar to those of tyurifera junipers, and are shaped like small Pinussome junipers genus Juniperusfirs genus Abiesand other conifers, or like the leaves of heather genus Erica.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This species lives in Spain, France, Corsica and northern Africa.

There are two varietiesregarded as distinct by some authors, [3] [5] but not by others: 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. Retrieved from ” https: A sapling, Spain [R. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 12 May Seed cones terminal, growing in two seasons, consisting of pairs of spreading but incurved bracts fusing to form a subglobose cone mm diam. Saplings in an oak woodland, Spain [R.

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Seeds 1- per cone, irregular in size and shape in a single cone, x In the Middle Atlas mountains, J. In the High Atlas of Morocco, heavy grazing and browsing pressures have caused damage to living trees and prevented regeneration Gauquelin et al.

At the lowest altitudes, Quercus ilex is generally associated with J. The Spanish juniper can be up to 20 m tall, although it does not normally exceed 8 m. Foliage branches spreading or drooping, branchlets Montes and Bertaudiere provide clues on where to find native specimens.