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|Family: Cupressaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Juniperus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Juniperus communis L.
Habit: Shrub < 1 m, generally +- prostrate; generally dioecious. Stem: bark brown, peeling in papery sheets. Leaf: generally whorled in 3s, 6-ranked; suberect to spreading, awl- or needle-like, jointed, not decurrent. Pollen Cone: axillary, 4--5 mm. Seed Cone: axillary, 5--9 mm, green maturing bright blue to black, glaucous, resinous. Seed: 2--5 mm, ovoid, acute, generally 3-angled.
Note: 3 other varieties extend sp. range to include Europe, Asia.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert P. Adams & Jim A. Bartel
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Juniperus californica
Next taxon: Juniperus communis var. depressa
Citation for this treatment: Robert P. Adams & Jim A. Bartel 2016. Juniperus communis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29753, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.