Juniperus communis var. megistocarpa

Fernald & H. St. John

Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 36: 58. 1921.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

Shrubs prostrate. Leaves upturned, lanceolate, apex acute and mucronate, to 12 × 1.6 mm, glaucous stomatal band about 1.5 times width of each green marginal band. Seed cones 9–13 mm, longer than leaves.

Habitat: Sand dunes, serpentine, and limestone barrens
Elevation: 0–500 m


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Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Que.


In Nova Scotia this variety is known from Sable Island. Magdalen Island, Quebec, is the type locality.

Although this taxon appears to be distinct, it might be more appropriately treated at the rank of forma.

Selected References


Lower Taxa