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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Like most junipers, the seeds are dispersed by animals, including birds and livestock; both are highly effective vectors in semiarid lands. In the High Atlas of Morocco, heavy grazing and browsing pressures have caused damage to living trees and prevented regeneration Gauquelin et al.

It is dioecious with separate male and female plants. The foliage served as fodder for donkeys and goats.

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Juniperus africana Maire Villar Juniperus bonatiana Vis. An individual 19 m tall with a girth due to its multistemmed form of 16 m, located in the Middle Atlas, near the “Col du Zad,” about 50km N of Ifrane Nicolas Montes email Bark thin, dark brown, with age weathering gray-brown, becoming scaly, and exfoliating in strips.

There are two varietiesregarded as distinct by some authors, [3] [5] but not by others: The climate is continental, semiarid, with cold winters Atlas Mts. The foliage is eaten by sheep R. When the small winged seeds are released, the cones remain on the tree, often throughout the winter.

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. Trunks single or multiple, often branching near the ground, up to cm dbh. Hardy to Zone 8 cold hardiness limit between Give us feedback Download the app. Its bark is ash grey and it has a pyramidal form. Seeds 1- per cone, irregular in size and shape in a single cone, x This species lives in Spain, France, Corsica and northern Africa.


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Pollen cones terminal, solitary, subglobose, mm long, yellow-green maturing to light brown; microsporophylls See also remarks in Montes and Bertaudiere Earle About Chris Earle Back to top. In France and Spain, J. A sapling, Spain [R. Source, Montes and Bertaudiere [T.

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They are made up of bright green, scale-like leaves juniperue are imbricated like the scales on la fish. This page was last edited on 15 Februaryat 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. Crown pyramidal in youth, later becoming broad, rounded, often irregular.

Jarvis at BM but was unsuccessful. In Spain it primarily occurs thjrifera calcareous soils, but in Morocco Atlas Mtns. The branches are somewhat flattened and rough to the touch, unlike the Phoenicean Juniper Juniperus phoenicea L. They are usually covered in a whitish, dusty-looking layer bloom. The Spanish juniper can be up to 20 m tall, although it does not normally exceed 8 m. Ongoing dendrochronological research Montes and Bertaudiere has not yet established precise ages, but the maximum is probably more than years Nicolas Montes email Edited by Thurlfera J.

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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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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A neotype not in conflict with anything stated in the protologue has therefore been selected” Farjon It large shrub or tree reaching 6—20 m tall, with a trunk up to 2 m diameter and tyurifera broadly conical to rounded or irregular crown. Saplings in an oak woodland, Spain [R. 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 It forms woodlands that cannot strictly be called forests, as they are very juniperue to favour root development.

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 Commons has media related to Juniperus thurifera. See Montes and Bertaudiere for details, a map, and photos showing habitat. Montes and Bertaudiere provide clues on where to find native specimens. Seed cones terminal, growing in two seasons, consisting of pairs of spreading but incurved bracts fusing to form a subglobose cone mm diam.

Reverchon neotype Jiniperus. Retrieved 8 November It is indifferent to soil type, but prefers limestones and jnuiperus well to poor and stony substrates. Retrieved from ” https: