45.000 Juniperus L. - Junipers

Description of the genus

Evergreen shrubs or trees, dioecious or monoecious. Mature leaves decussate, appressed, imbricate and small; juvenile leaves subulate and spreading. Male cones of several scales bearing 2-6 pollen-sacs. Female cones fleshy, berry-like and indehiscent; scales fleshy, swollen and fused. Seeds 1-few.

Derivation of name: An ancient Latin name

Worldwide: 50 species in the northern hemisphere to tropical mountains of Africa and the West Indies

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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chinensis L.
virginiana L.

Other sources of information about Juniperus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Juniperus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Juniperus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Juniperus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Juniperus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Juniperus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Juniperus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Juniperus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Juniperus
JSTOR Plant Science: Juniperus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Juniperus
Plants of the World Online: Juniperus
Tropicos: Juniperus
Wikipedia: Juniperus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Juniperus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=96, retrieved 14 April 2024

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