Synonymy (Farjon 1998):
Procumbent shrub to 70 cm tall, with creeping, elongated branches that turn up at the ends. Leaves mostly acicular, in whorls of 3, unequal in length, 6-8 mm long, stiff, slightly concave, with 2 white stomatal bands; lower surface convex, furrowed; base decurrent, apex sharply pointed. Pollen cones unknown. Seed cones black and glaucous when ripe, subglobose, 8-9 mm diameter, 2-3 seeds. Seeds 4 mm long, ridged (Fu et al. 1999). Similar to J. squamata, but has longer, stiffer leaves and glaucous shoots (Dallimore et al. 1967).
Miquel. 1870. In Siebold and Zuccarini, Fl. Japon. 2:59, t. 127, f. 3.
Farjon (2005) provides a detailed account, with illustrations.
Last Modified 2012-11-23