Juniperus squamata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don, Descr. Pinus 2: 17 1824. (Syn: Juniperus densa (Carrière) Gordon; Juniperus franchetiana H.Lév. ex Kom.; Juniperus recurva var. densa Carrière; Juniperus recurva var. squamata (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Parl.; Juniperus squamata var. hongxiensis Y.F.Yu & L.K.Fu; Juniperus squamata var. meyeri Rehder; Juniperus squamata var. parvifolia Y.F.Yu & L.K.Fu; Sabina recurva var. densa (Carrière) Antoine; Sabina squamata (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Antoine);
Juniperus squamata (Flaky Juniper or Himalayan Juniper; Chinese: 高山柏 gao shan bai) is a species of juniper native to the Himalayas and China, from northeastern Afghanistan east to western Yunnan in southwestern China, and with disjunct populations north to western Gansu and east to Fujian. It grows at 1,600-4,900 m altitude. It represents the provincial tree of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (unofficial).
It is a coniferous evergreen shrub (rarely a small tree) reaching 2-10 m tall (rarely 15 m), with flaky brown bark, and a prostrate to irregularly conical crown. The leaves are broad needle-like, 3-9 mm long, arranged in six ranks in alternating whorls of three, and often strongly glaucous blue-green in colour. The cones are berry-like, globose to ovoid, 4-9 mm long and 4-6 mm diameter, glossy black, and contain one seed; they are mature in about 18 months. The male cones are 3-4 mm long, and shed their pollen in early spring. It is largely dioecious, with pollen and seed cones produced on separate plants, but occasionally monoecious.
(From Wikipedia on 16.12.13)
Gymnosperms Fortnight: Cupressaceae-Juniperus squamata from California-GS-24 : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.
Junipersus squamata, a dwarf alpine species photographed from Apharwat mountain in Kashmir at about 3400 m alt.
Gymnosperm Fortnight: Juniperus squamata: 121213: GSG-04 : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Juniperus squamata (??), a spreading shrub, photographed from Kinnaur.
Juniperus seems to be a complex genus. I am posting some species of Juniperus in the following mails with request for ID confirmation.
Yes, it seems to be J. squamata
SK1038 22 MAR-2018 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Location : Gyaneswor , Kathmandu, Nepal
Date : 22 March 2018
Elevation : 4500 ft.
Habit : Cultivated
Juniperus sp. ?? ID ?
Pl. check comparative images at
Pl. check Juniperus squamata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
I am not sure.
Yes … it looks matching ! Nepali Name : धुपी Dhupee
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