Juniperus communis var. megistocarpa

Fernald & H. St. John

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

Endemic
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

Distribution

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

Discussion

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

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

not +  and visible +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
Mucronate (?) +  and Acute (?) +
0mm;1.6mm +
Robert P. Adams +
Fernald & H. St. John +
long-lived +
exfoliating +
ascending;spreading +
inconspicuous +  and undifferentiated +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
globose +  and ovoid +
depressed +
Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +  and Que. +
0–500 m +
Sand dunes, serpentine, and limestone barrens +
decurrent +  and scale-like +
petioled +, sessile +, twisted +  and simple +
divergent +  and opposite +
green but sometimes appearing silver +
persisting +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
lanceolate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
spheric;oblong +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. +
fibrous;woody +
peltate +  and complex +
cuneate +  and oblong +
fleshy +  and woody +
overlapping +
persistent +
coalesced +
fibrous +  and obscurely woody +
1 +  and 2 +
2 +  and 3 +
round +  and faceted +
flattened +
1.5 times width of +
Juniperus sect. Oxycedrus +
Juniperus communis var. megistocarpa +
Juniperus communis +
variety +
flattened +, angled +  and terete +
upright +  and decumbent +
asymmetric +  and symmetric +