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9. Juniperus baimashanensis Y. F. Yu & L. K. Fu, Novon. 7: 443. 1998.

德钦柏 de qin bai

Shrubs to 60 cm; branches glaucous; branchlets ascending, loosely arranged and almost parallel, thin, usually straight, long, not angled. Leaves in whorls of 3, ascending, needlelike, straight or slightly incurved, 4-6 × ca. 1 mm, concave, with a white stomatal band and without a green midvein adaxially, obtusely ridged with longitudinal, thin grooves on ridges abaxially, base decurrent, apex sharply acuminate. Pollen cones not seen. Seed cones brownish black when ripe, globose, ca. 6 × 6 mm, 1-seeded. Seeds triangular-ovoid, ca. 5 × 5 mm.

* Mountain slopes; circa 3400 m. NW Yunnan (Dêqên Xian)

This recently described species is known from a single colection, with non-pendulous branchlets but otherwise close to Juniperus pingii, of which it may be a variety. More material needs to be collected and studied.


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