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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Les Dossiers Forestieres No. Earle Juiperus Chris Earle Back to top. Montes and Bertaudiere provide clues on where to find native specimens. Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 8 November These types of use are still prevalent in North Africa Farjon 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.

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Juniperus thurifera

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They are usually covered in a whitish, dusty-looking layer bloom. Juniperus thurifera Archived at the Wayback Machine.

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It is jumiperus to soil type, but prefers limestones and adapts well to poor and stony substrates. 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.

Junipers of the World. 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.


Ongoing dendrochronological research Montes and Bertaudiere juniprus not yet established precise ages, but the maximum is probably more than years Nicolas Montes email 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.

Specimens tend to have male and female Alnus glutinosa has a fruit very reminiscent of a conifer cone, but thurifear smaller 2 cm. There are two varietiesregarded as distinct by some authors, [3] [5] but not by others: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Juniperus thurifera. Crown pyramidal in youth, later becoming broad, rounded, often irregular.

Source, Montes and Bertaudiere [T. Sabina pseudothurifera Antoine Sabina thurifera L.

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. The foliage served as fodder for donkeys and goats. Structural branches dense, spreading or ascending. The foliage is eaten by sheep R.

A sapling, Spain [R. Foliage branches spreading or drooping, branchlets Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. The best examples thurifer found in the centre and east of the junipeus. The climate is continental, semiarid, with cold winters Atlas Mts. It is dioecious with separate male and female plants. They are made up of bright green, scale-like leaves that are imbricated like the scales on la fish.

It grows at altitudes of m. Teruel “Mansana, Camarena”E. Seeds 1- per cone, irregular in size and shape in a single cone, x It large shrub or tree reaching 6—20 m tall, with a trunk up to 2 m diameter and junioerus broadly conical to rounded or irregular crown. The Spanish juniper can be up to 20 m tall, although it does not normally exceed 8 m. Bark thin, dark brown, with age weathering gray-brown, becoming scaly, and exfoliating in strips.


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The branches are somewhat flattened and rough to the touch, unlike the Phoenicean Juniper Juniperus phoenicea L. See Montes and Bertaudiere for details, a map, and photos showing habitat. In Europe, the species is generally stable, but is vulnerable to habitat loss as woodlands change to forest after abandonment of traditional land use systems. Hardy to Zone 8 cold hardiness limit between In Spain it primarily occurs on calcareous soils, but in Morocco Atlas Mtns.

Like most junipers, the seeds are dispersed by animals, including birds and livestock; both are highly effective vectors in semiarid lands. A mature tree and its bark, Spain [R. See also remarks in Montes and Bertaudiere In France and Spain, J. Retrieved 12 May The foliage is strongly aromatic, with a spicy-resinous scent. Trunks single or multiple, often branching near the ground, up to cm dbh. In the High Atlas of Morocco, heavy grazing and browsing pressures have caused damage to living trees and prevented regeneration Gauquelin et al.