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4. Juniperus gaussenii W. C. Cheng, Trav. Lab. Forest. Toulouse T. 1(3, 8): 3. 1940.

昆明柏 kun ming bai

Juniperus chinensis Linnaeus var. gaussenii (W. C. Cheng) Silba; Sabina gaussenii (W. C. Cheng) W. C. Cheng & W. T. Wang.

Shrubs or small trees to 8 m tall; branches ascending or spreading; branchlets spreading or drooping, straight or slightly curved. Leaves toward base of branchlets, decussate or in whorls of 3, all needlelike, 2-4.5 mm, usually keeled abaxially, with a rhombic or oblong gland, base decurrent, apex sharply pointed; leaves toward apex of branchlets 6-8 mm, grooved along midvein abaxially. Pollen cones not seen. Seed cones terminal on very short branchlets, usually glaucous, bluish black when ripe, ovoid, ca. 6 mm, 1- or 2(or 3)-seeded, apex rounded or slightly 2-lobed. Seeds ovoid, ca. 5 mm, with a few shallow resin pits, apex indistinctly ridged.

* 1200-2000 m. C Yunnan

A little-known species found in C Yunnan and in part described from planted trees in or near Kunming. It is in need of further collection and study.


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