Juniperus communis var. depressa

Pursh

Fl. Amer. Sept. 2: 646. 1814

Synonyms: Juniperus communis subsp. depressa (Pursh) Franco
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.
Shrubs prostrate or low with ascending branchlet tips (occasionally spreading shrubs to 3 m, rarely small trees to 10 m). Leaves upturned, to 15 × 1.6 mm, rarely spreading, linear, glaucous stomatal band about as wide as each green marginal band, apex acute and mucronate to acuminate. Seed cones 6–9 mm, shorter than leaves. 2n = 22.

Habitat: Rocky soil, slopes, and summits
Elevation: 0–2800 m

Distribution

Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld., N.W.T., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Ariz., Calif., Colo., Conn., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Maine, Mass., Mich., Minn., Mont., Nev., N.H., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., Wis., Wyo.

Discussion

In the flora, larger individuals of this variety (to 10 m) have been misidentified as var. communis.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

AuthorRobert P. Adams +
AuthorityPursh +
DistributionAlta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. +, N.W.T. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Ariz. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Conn. +, Ga. +, Idaho +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Maine +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Mont. +, Nev. +, N.H. +, N.Mex. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, N.Dak. +, Ohio +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, S.Dak. +, Utah +, Vt. +, Va. +, Wash. +, Wis. + and Wyo. +
Elevation0–2800 m +
HabitatRocky soil, slopes, and summits +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
Publication titleFl. Amer. Sept. +
Publication year1814 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V2/V2 249.xml +
SynonymsJuniperus communis subsp. depressa +
Taxon familyCupressaceae +
Taxon nameJuniperus communis var. depressa +
Taxon parentJuniperus communis +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 2 +