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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There are two varietiesregarded as distinct by some authors, [3] [5] but not by others: Retrieved from ” https: Leaves light green, decussate, imbricate, decurrent, scale leaves on ultimate branchlets all appressed, on ultimate branchlets 1.

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

Juniperus thurifera Archived at the Wayback Machine. This species lives in Spain, France, Corsica and northern Africa.

The foliage is strongly aromatic, with a spicy-resinous scent. In the High Atlas Mountains of Algeria, it is the only tree species at the thuriferaa tree line about m elevation, with isolated specimens found above m. Its bark is ash grey and it has a pyramidal form. The branches are somewhat flattened and rough to the touch, unlike the Phoenicean Juniper Juniperus phoenicea L.


Overall, the species is not considered threatened with healthy population in Tuurifera [7] however, the African population is juni;erus by severe overgrazingmainly by goatsand is listed as Endangered. Retrieved 8 November 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.

They are made up of bright green, scale-like leaves that are imbricated like the scales on la fish. Monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys. In the Middle Atlas mountains, J. They are usually covered in a whitish, dusty-looking layer bloom. Crown pyramidal in youth, later becoming broad, rounded, often irregular. 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 Wikimedia Commons has media related to Juniperus thurifera.

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.


Dioecious evergreen shrubs, or trees up to 20 m tall. The best examples are found in the centre and east of the peninsula.

Juniperus thurifera

Saplings in an oak woodland, Spain [R. It is dioecious with separate male and female plants.

Contact Legal Creative Commons. Foliage branches spreading or drooping, branchlets 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.

Juniperus thurifera (Spanish juniper) description

Structural branches dense, spreading or ascending. A sapling, Spain [R. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

Give us feedback Download the app. Juniperus africana Maire Villar Juniperus bonatiana Vis. In Spain Guadalajara it occurs with J. Specimens tend to have male and female Alnus glutinosa has a fruit very reminiscent of a conifer cone, but much smaller 2 thurifers.

See Montes and Bertaudiere for details, a map, and photos showing habitat.