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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Juniperus thurifera L., – Genévrier thurifère, Genévrier d’Espagne – Overview

Bark thin, dark brown, with age weathering gray-brown, becoming scaly, and exfoliating in strips. This page was last edited on 15 Februaryat Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. In France and Spain, J. A mature tree and its bark, Spain [R. In Spain it primarily occurs on calcareous soils, but in Morocco Atlas Mtns. The climate is continental, semiarid, with cold winters Atlas Mts.

According to legend, part of El Cid’s trip into exile in Valencia was through a forest of Spanish juniper, because thurifea is open vegetation and ambushes can be anticipated. Saplings in an oak woodland, Spain [R. Linnaeusp. The foliage served as fodder for donkeys and goats. Back Site map Contact us. Les Dossiers Forestieres No.

Earle About Chris Earle. Seed cones terminal, growing in two seasons, consisting of pairs of spreading but incurved bracts fusing to form a subglobose cone mm diam.


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It grows at altitudes of m. 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. A sapling, Spain [R. At the lowest altitudes, Quercus ilex is generally associated with J.

Juniperus thurifera L.

Edited thurlfera Christopher J. Source, Montes and Bertaudiere [T. 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. Species Topics Bookstore Links Contact. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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They are made up of bright green, scale-like leaves that are imbricated like the scales on la fish. A neotype not in conflict with anything stated in the protologue has therefore been selected” Farjon Crown pyramidal in youth, later becoming broad, rounded, often irregular.

These types of use are still prevalent in North Africa Farjon When the small winged seeds juhiperus released, the cones remain on the tree, often throughout the winter. Juniperus thurifera Archived at the Wayback Machine. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Muniperus thurifera. Monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys. There are two varietiesregarded as distinct by some authors, [3] [5] but not by others: It juniperuus 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.


Foliage branches spreading or drooping, branchlets It forms woodlands that cannot strictly be called forests, as they are very open to favour root development. 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 See Montes and Bertaudiere for details, a map, and photos showing habitat. 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 is indifferent to soil type, but prefers limestones and adapts well to poor and stony substrates.

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

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