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Conservation status

Juniperus standleyi

Steyermark 1943

Common names

Huitó, huitum, cipres (Farjon 2005).

Taxonomic notes

No known synonyms (Farjon 1998). Both Martinez (1963) and Zanoni and Adams (1976) agree in assigning it a close association with J. durangensis and J. monticola, called subsection monticolae by Martinez, but RAPD and terpenoid analyses by Adams (2000) suggest that all of these taxa are really quite distinct, with no close relatives as the concept is usually interpreted among conifers.


Shrub (Farjon 1998).

Distribution and Ecology

Guatemala highlands; Mexico: Chiapas, Volcan Tacana (Farjon 1998). Hardy to Zone 8 (cold hardiness limit between -12.1°C and -6.7°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001).

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Adams, Robert P. 2000. The serrate leaf margined Juniperus (Section Sabina) of the western hemisphere: systematics and evolution based on leaf essential oils and Random Amplified Polymorphic DNAs (RAPDs). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 28: 975-989.

Martinez, M. 1963. La pinaceas mexicanas. Tercera edicion. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

Zanoni, T.A. and R.P. Adams. 1976. The genus Juniperus (Cupressaceae) in Mexico and Guatemala: numerical and chemosystematic analysis. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 4: 147-158.

See also

The species account at Threatened Conifers of the World.

Adams, R.P., Zanoni, T.A., and Hogge, L. 1985. The volatile leaf oils of Juniperus comitana, J. gamboana, and J. standleyi. J. Nat. Prod. 48:678-681.

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

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