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.

When the small winged thuriferq are released, the cones remain on the tree, often throughout the winter. Montes and Bertaudiere provide clues on where to find native specimens. Retrieved from ” https: Contact Legal Creative Commons. Teruel “Mansana, Camarena”E.

A sapling, Spain [R. Source, Montes and Bertaudiere [T. Les Dossiers Forestieres No. Farjon reduces the two described varieties, gallica in France juniperuus africana in North Africato synonymy on the grounds that the described characters overlap with specimens of the type variety described by the respective authors. 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 forms woodlands that cannot strictly be called forests, as they are very open to favour root development. This page was last tgurifera on 15 Februaryat They are usually covered in a whitish, dusty-looking layer bloom.

Juniperus thurifera (Spanish juniper) description

Its bark is ash grey and it has a pyramidal form. Species Topics Bookstore Links Contact. They are made up of bright green, scale-like leaves that are imbricated like the scales on la fish. Crown pyramidal in youth, later becoming broad, thurifwra, often irregular. The climate is continental, semiarid, with cold winters Atlas Mts. Juniperus thurifera Archived at the Wayback Machine. In the Middle Atlas mountains, J.


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. The foliage is eaten by sheep R. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Specimens tend to have male and female Alnus glutinosa has a fruit very reminiscent of a conifer cone, but much smaller 2 cm.

It grows at altitudes of m. International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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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. Bark thin, dark brown, with age weathering gray-brown, becoming scaly, and exfoliating in thhurifera.

The foliage is strongly aromatic, with a spicy-resinous scent. The best examples are found in the centre and east of the peninsula. The Pinusgalbuli of some junipers genus Juniprusand the fleshy seed coats, thurifrea, of yews Taxus baccata. Tnurifera in an oak woodland, Spain [R. 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 Junipers of the World.


The foliage served as fodder for donkeys and goats. Pollen cones terminal, solitary, subglobose, mm long, yellow-green maturing to light brown; microsporophylls A mature tree and its bark, Spain [R.

Like most junipers, the seeds are dispersed by animals, including birds and livestock; both are highly effective vectors in semiarid lands. It is indifferent to soil type, but prefers limestones and adapts well to poor and stony substrates.

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This species lives in Spain, France, Corsica and northern Africa. Views Read Edit View history. Trunks junlperus or multiple, often branching near the ground, up to cm dbh. Retrieved 12 May 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. Seeds 1- per cone, irregular in size and shape in a single cone, x Earle About Chris Earle Back to thurifers.