Juniperus Standleyi
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Juniperus Standleyi

Juniperus standleyi
Juniperus standleyi, Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Guatemala.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Juniperus
Species:
J. standleyi
Binomial name
Juniperus standleyi
Steyerm.

Juniperus standleyi is a species of juniper native to Guatemala and the adjacent extreme southeast of Mexico (Volcán Tacaná in Chiapas), where it occurs at elevations of 3,000-4,250 m.[2][3] Its local common names include huitó, cipres, and huitum.[1]

Description

Juniperus standleyi is an evergreen coniferous shrub or small to medium-sized tree growing to 5-15 m (rarely 20 m) tall. The leaves are of two forms, juvenile needle-like leaves 5-7 mm long on seedlings and occasionally (regrowth after browsing damage) on adult plants, and adult scale-leaves 1-1.5 mm long on older plants; they are arranged in decussate opposite pairs or whorls of three.

The cones are globose, berry-like, 6-9 mm diameter, blue-black with a thin pale waxy coating, and contain three to six seeds; they are mature in about 18 months. The male cones are 1.5-2 mm long, and shed their pollen in spring. It is dioecious with male and female cones on separate plants.[2][3]

Conservation

'Juniperus standleyi is threatened by habitat loss and illegal cutting for fuelwood.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Farjon, A. 2013. Juniperus standleyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b Adams, R. P. (2004). Junipers of the World. Trafford. ISBN 1-4120-4250-X
  3. ^ a b Farjon, A. (2005). Monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 1-84246-068-4

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