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 Hardy to Zone 8 cold hardiness limit between Source, Montes and Bertaudiere [T. In Spain it primarily occurs on calcareous soils, but in Morocco Thugifera Mtns. It is dioecious with separate male and female plants. Montes and Bertaudiere provide clues on where to find native specimens.

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It is indifferent to soil type, but prefers limestones and adapts well to poor and stony substrates. A sapling, Spain [R.

At the lowest altitudes, Quercus ilex is generally associated with J. Saplings in an oak woodland, Spain [R. Teruel “Mansana, Camarena”E.

Earle About Chris Earle Back to top. Juniperus thurifera Archived at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 12 May These types of use are still prevalent in North Africa Farjon 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.


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Juniperus thurifera. Pollen cones terminal, solitary, subglobose, mm long, yellow-green maturing to light brown; microsporophylls Contact Legal Creative Commons. Farjon reduces the two described varieties, gallica in France and africana in North Africato synonymy on the grounds that the described characters overlap with specimens of the type variety described by the respective authors.

Juniperus thurifera

Specimens tend to have male and female Alnus glutinosa has a fruit very reminiscent of a conifer cone, but much smaller 2 cm. Thuridera branches dense, spreading or ascending. See also remarks in Montes and Bertaudiere Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. In Spain Guadalajara it occurs with J.

It grows at altitudes of m. Dioecious evergreen shrubs, or trees up to 20 m tall. Jarvis at BM but was unsuccessful. They are made up of bright green, scale-like leaves that are imbricated like the scales on la fish.

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

See Montes and Bertaudiere for details, a map, and photos showing habitat. 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. Edited by Christopher J. 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 Reverchon neotype BM.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In the High Atlas of Morocco, heavy grazing and browsing pressures have caused damage to living trees and prevented regeneration Gauquelin et al. Bark thin, dark brown, with age weathering gray-brown, becoming scaly, and exfoliating in strips. The best examples are found in the junipeus and east of the peninsula.

A mature tree and its bark, Spain [R. Trunks single or multiple, often branching near the ground, up to cm dbh. When the small winged seeds are released, the cones remain on juniperjs tree, often throughout the winter. International Union for Conservation of Nature.