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.[1][2][3][4] 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.[1][2][3]
The Latin specific epithet squamata means small, scale-like leaves.[5]
(From Wikipedia on 16.12.13) 

 

 

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Junipersus squamata, a dwarf alpine species photographed from Apharwat mountain in Kashmir at about 3400 m alt.


 

 

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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


   

 

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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 

I am not sure.  

Yes … it looks matching ! Nepali Name : धुपी  Dhupee  





References:

The Plant List  WCSP  GRIN  Flora of Pakistan  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flora of China 
India Biodiversity Portal  Wikipedia
 IUCN Red List (LC)  PFAF 
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993- Description)

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