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17. Juniperus komarovii Florin, Acta Horti Gothob. 3: 3. 1927.

塔枝圆柏 ta zhi yuan bai

Juniperus glaucescens Florin; Sabina komarovii (Florin) W. C. Cheng & W. T. Wang.

Trees to 20 m, monoecious; bark brownish gray or gray; branches drooping to pendulous; branchlet systems tapering and gradually becoming shorter from base to apex of system; branchlets loosely arranged, ascending, straight or slightly curved, terete or 4-angled, thick, ultimate ones 1.2-1.5 mm in diam. Leaves decussate, occasionally in whorls of 3 on leading branches, scalelike, ovate-triangular or triangular-lanceolate, 1.5-3.5(-6) mm, without cuticular wax, abaxial gland near base, ovate or elliptic, leaf apex acute, rarely obtuse, slightly incurved but free. Pollen cones ovoid or globose, 2-3 mm; microsporophylls usually 10, each with 2 or 3 pollen sacs. Seed cones erect, purplish black or black when ripe, slightly glaucous, lustrous, ovoid or subglobose, 8-10(-12) mm, 1-seeded. Seeds ovoid, rarely obovoid, 6-8.5 mm, obtusely ridged, narrowed by resin pits toward base.

* Forests on high mountains; 3000-4000 m. S Qinghai, NW Sichuan


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