Juniperus communis var. depressa Pursh
Determiner: Nee, M. (2016)
Nee, M. 62902
Verbatim Date: 2016-04-27
United States, Wisconsin, Richland, 3.8 km. E of Gotham, Button Bluff, NE of Button Cemetery along CTH JJ
43° 13' 11" N, 90° 14' 36" W; T09N R02E sec34 NE4NW4;
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 gradidentata. This species occasional, most stems dead or moribund from shading by the much taller J. virginiana. Shrub forming a flattened mass 5 m. in diameter, to 1.5m. high; primary stem 15 cm. in diameter, but leaning and soon branching irregularly into more or less horizontal branches and difficult to find a clean stem to make a wood specimen, this specimen 9 cm. in longest diameter, the pith very excentris, 55 years old.
Voucher for wood speciments at Kw, Lw, MADw, MEXUw, RSAw. Wood only faintly aromatic when fresh and light colored, very different from the denser purplish-red and very fragrant wood of J. virginiana; sapwood light-colored; heartwood scarcely distinct in color, slightly darker tan. Foliage prickly; leaves produced in 2015 glaucous adaxially.
Record Id: 332a2913-a576-4b37-b432-30704e322331
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