GYMNOSPERMS FORTNIGHT :: My Closing Post this Fortnight: Ornamental Juniperus from Panipat-NS 25 : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
This is a huge tree when in its native land, these shots are recorded from a nursery.. and this is a Juniperus..
I usually tell my students that Thuja, Juniperus and Cupressus look very similar when they fully grow in wild.. the difference one can clearly see is in the leaves..
Thuja has almost dorsiventral leaves, all leaflets in one plane.
Cupressus and Juniperus have spreading leaflets along with flat leaflets, which are not in one dimension..
we can feel the pricking of needle like leaflets towards the base in Juniperus and not so in Cupressus….
I hope my students are not being misguided..
Thanks … for interesting uploads