Juniperus occidentalis var. australis

(Vasek) A. H. Holmgren & N. H. Holmgren in Cronquist et al.

in Cronquist et al.,Intermount. Fl. 1: 239. 1972.

Endemic
Basionyms: Juniperus occidentalis subsp. australis Vasek Brittonia 18: 352. 1966
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

Plants mostly (90%) dioecious. Bark brown. Seed-cones (7–) 8.5 (–10) mm.


Habitat: Dry rocky slopes
Elevation: 1000–3000 m

Discussion

F. C. Vasek (1966) reported hybridization of this variety with Juniperus osteosperma in northwestern Nevada.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

ovate +  and elliptic +
Acute (?) +  and Obtuse (?) +
Robert P. Adams +
(Vasek) A. H. Holmgren & N. H. Holmgren in Cronquist et al. +
long-lived +
exfoliating +
Juniperus occidentalis subsp. australis +
spreading;ascending +
angled +  and terete +
inconspicuous +  and undifferentiated +
0.85 cm8.5 mm <br />0.0085 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
blue +  and blue-black +
8.5 cm85 mm <br />0.085 m <br /> (?) +
rounded +  and conical +
1000–3000 m +
white +  and yellow +
Dry rocky slopes +
decurrent +  and scale-like +
petioled +, sessile +, twisted +  and simple +
not overlapping +
persisting +
3 (?) +  and 5 (?) +
rounded +  and scale-like +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
denticulate +
spheric;oblong +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
in Cronquist et al.,Intermount. Fl. +
fibrous;woody +
peltate +  and complex +
cuneate +  and oblong +
fleshy +  and woody +
overlapping +
persistent +
coalesced +
fibrous +  and obscurely woody +
1 +  and 2 +
round +  and faceted +
flattened +
Juniperus occidentalis var. australis +
Juniperus occidentalis +
variety +
flattened +, angled +  and terete +
upright +  and decumbent +
asymmetric +  and symmetric +