Juniperus indica (=J. pseudosabina)
Juniperus macropoda (=J. polycarpos)
Gymnosperm Fortnight: Juniperus sp. for ID: 131213: GSG-01 : 4 images. 6 posts by 2 authors.
I am posting 4 images of Juniperus species from Himachal Pradesh together for the sake of easy comparison.
These are, as I have identified;
1. Juniperus squamata, a spreading shrub from Kinnaur
2. Juniperus communis, a spreading shrub from Kinnaur, Berries (hauber) collected for trade.
3. Juniperus indica (=J. pseudosabina), a spreading shrub from Kinnaur. Leaves used as ‘Dhoop’
4. Juniperus macropoda (=J. polycarpos) , a tree from Lahaul valley
I request for critical identification of the above species. And is there any good key based on field characters?
Wonderful & unique posting again. Thanks, … You made my day.
I think keys in Flora of Pakistan may be of some help.
Thanks … I’ll recheck the identity & nomenclature again.
The following link may be of use in this regard:
Juniperus chinensis L. (Non-native)
Juniperus polycarpos C. Koch,
J. indica Bertol. and
J. communis L. var. saxatilis
Indigenous Drugs Of India By Chopra R N, I.C. Chopra (1956-
Juniperus chinensis &
Juniperus macropoda Boiss. (syn. of Juniperus polycarpos var. seravschanica (Kom.) Kitam.)
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993- Distribution-
Juniperus cashmeriana (syn. Cupressus funebris var. glauca) (?),
Juniperus squamata Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don,
Juniperus wallichiana Hook.f. & Thomson ex E.Brandis (syn. of Juniperus indica Bertol.)
Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 3.1.14 :
Juniperus : 2 posts by 1 author.
I have updated efi page on Juniperus
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links.
Efloraofindia species’ page links are at the bottom of the page.
Any comments are welcome.
Thanks … for listing the Junipers at one place and putting together synonymy. I’ll once again go through my photo collection of Junipers of western Himalaya and try to fix their identity/ nomenclature..