WIS : VP
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Catalog #: v0339970WIS
Taxon: Juniperus virginiana L.
Family: Cupressaceae
Determiner: Nee, M. (2016-01-01)
Collector: Nee, M.   62903   
Date: 2016-04-27
Locality: United States, Wisconsin, Richland, 3.8 km E of Gotham, Button Bluff, NE of Button Cemetery along CTH JJ
43.2197222  -90.2433333
Verbatim Coordinates: 43° 13' 11" N, 90° 14' 36" W; T09N R02E sec34
Elevation: 221 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 221 m
Habitat: Very steep S. facing bluff of Wisconsin River valley, with dry prairie heavily invaded by Juniperus virginiana and a few J. communis var. depressa and Populus grandidentata.
Notes: Tree 8m. tall, 30 cm. in diameter, the trunk tapering in the lower part, fluted from the persistent living or dead lateral branches; bark stringy. Voucher for wood specimens at Kw, Lw, MADw, MEXUw, RSAw. Wood specimen from a horizontal lower branch, 13 x 8 cm., 68 years old and more or less as old as the tree. Wood very aromatic when freshly cut and later after dried, much more aromatic than J. communis var. horizontalis; sapwood light tan, sharply distint from the purple heartwood. Drying wood specimens forming white crystals on the surface. "Fruit" blue-glaucous.
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Record Id: 6d1a832e-43a2-4d58-a9b3-6d743f82d9dc
Occurrence ID (GUID): fa97af1a-52e9-472d-9940-ec73e1c2eec4
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Mary Ann Feist (mfeist@wisc.edu)
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