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Juniperus squamata Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don in Lambert, Descr. Gen. Pinus. 2:17. 1824; Prodr., Fl. Nepal, Himal. 82, t. 19.1955 (Fig. 4, G-I). J. recurva Buch.-Ham. ex Don var. squamata (D. Don) Parl. in DC., Prodr. 16(2):482.1868; Hook, f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 5:647.1888.

  • Juniperus recurva Buch.-Ham. ex Don var. squamata(D. Don) Parl.

    Dioecious bushy, semiprostrate plant. Leaves decurrent, in whorls of 3, ovate‑lanceolate, pungent, 4‑7 mm long, concave. Male and female cones terminal at the end of short lateral branchlets. Fruit ovoid, brown to purple‑black, 8‑10 mm long, glabrous, 1‑seeded.

    Type: Nepal, Buchanan‑Hamilton.

    Commonly associated withJ. communis and forming dense patches frequently above the upper limit of the trees up to 4000 m. Fruits medicinal. Fl. Per.: JuneJuly; Distribution: E. Afghanistan, Chitral eastward to W. Nepal, N. Burma, Middle and~ W. China, Formosa.


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