WIS : VP
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Catalog #: v0340003WIS
Taxon: Juniperus communis var. depressa Pursh
Family: Cupressaceae
Determiner: Nee, M. (2016)
Collector: Nee, M.   62902   
Date: 2016-04-27
Verbatim 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 NE4NW4;
Elevation: 270 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 270 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 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.
Occurrence Remarks: 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.
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Record Id: 332a2913-a576-4b37-b432-30704e322331
Occurrence ID (GUID): 732b0349-d5d9-4f38-8246-7d79e4f70103
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Mary Ann Feist (mfeist@wisc.edu)
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