The Gymnosperm Database


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Conservation status

Juniperus indica

Bertoloni 1862

Common names

Taxonomic notes

Syn.: Juniperus wallichiana Hook. f. et Thomson in Brandis 1874. Although formerly treated as a synonym of Juniperus pseudosabina, RAPD analysis has shown it to be quite distinct from that taxon (Adams and Turuspekov 1998). See J. pseudosabina and Adams and Turuspekov (1998) for remarks on the relationship between J. indica and other central Asian / Himalayan junipers. There are two varieties, the type and J. indica var. caespitosa Farjon 2005.


Distribution and Ecology

Bhutan; Nepal (Adams and Turuspekov 1998); possibly elsewhere in the Himal.

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Adams, Robert P. and Yerlan Turuspekov. 1998. Taxonomic reassessment of some Central Asian and Himalayan scale-leaved taxa of Juniperus (Cupressaceae) supported by random amplification of polymorphic DNA. Taxon 47: 75-83.

See also

Farjon (2005) provides a detailed account, with illustrations.

Grierson, A.J.C. and D.G. Long. 1983. Flora of Bhutan. Edinburgh (as J. pseudosabina).

Last Modified 2017-12-29