Michael P. FRANKΙS  CONE  COLLECTION

Juniperus

Sciadopityaceae
Taxodiaceae
Juniperus
Thuja
Chamaecyparis
Cupressus Old World
Cupressus New World
northern Cupressaceae
southern Cupressaceae
Actinostrobus, Callitris
  Abies
Tsuga
other Pinaceae
Picea
Picea 2
Pinus
Ducampopinus
Strobus
Pinus
Pinus 2
Pseudotsuga


 WANTED
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Subgenus Juniperus
Section Juniperus
Subsection Caryocedrus
Juniperus drupacea ¤
Juniperus drupacea Labill.
- Cones
Greece: Peloponnese: Arcadia Pref.
Slopes of Parnon Mountain, near Malevis monastery.
37° 20'N - 22° 25' E, 918m altitude
(M. P. Frankіs, D. Bakhtin & O. Bobirenko)

Three cones showing variation in the density of the white wax coating, also one (lower left) with the wax removed to show the ground colour.

Below : (right) unusually large cone, 28mm.
(left) some cones have nine scales, rather than the usual six. Juniperus drupacea
Subsection Oxycedrus
Juniperus macrocarpa ¤
Juniperus macrocarpa Sibth. & Sm.
- Cones
Greece: Peloponnese: Laconia Pref.
36° 31' N - 22° 59' E; altitude : 2m
(D. Bakhtin & L. Bakhtina)
Juniperus oxycedrus ¤
Juniperus oxycedrus L. subsp. oxycedrus
- Cones
Greece: Peloponnese: Arcadia Pref.
Slopes of Parnon Mountain, road to Sitena
37° 20' N - 22° 36' E; altitude : 1028m
(M. P. Frankіs, D. Bakhtin & O. Bobirenko)
Juniperus oxycedrus ¤
Juniperus oxycedrus L. subsp. oxycedrus
- Cones
Spain: Alicante: Benidorm.
38° 32' N - 0° 08' W; altitude : 10m
(D. Capewell)
Juniperus cedrus ¤
Juniperus cedrus Webb & Berthelot
- Cones
Left & shoot : Canary Islands: Tenerife, Aguamansa (all cones but one)
cultivated, re-introduced within deforested former native area
28 21' 30" N - 16 30' W; altitude : 1120m
Right : Canary Islands: Tenerife, La Fortaleza (one cone)
28 19' N - 16 36' W; altitude : 2080m
(M. P. Frankіs)
Subsection Juniperus
Juniperus communis communis ¤
Juniperus communis L. subsp. communis
- Medium needles, small cones
Erect shrub to 3m tall
Scotland: Spey Valley, Abernethy Forest
57° 14' N - 3° 38' W; altitude : 350m
(M. P. Frankіs)
Juniperus communis communis ¤
Juniperus communis L. subsp. communis
- Cones, very long needles 15-20 (-27) mm
Erect shrub to 3m tall
Bulgaria: lower slopes of Pirin Mts, near Bansko
41° 49' N - 23° 29' E; altitude : 1050m
(M. P. Frankіs & A. Antonov)
Juniperus communis communis


Right : note cones 'buried', largely hidden among the long leaves.

Juniperus communis alpina ¤
Juniperus communis L. subsp. alpina (Suter) Čelakovský
- Short needles, big cones
Prostrate shrub to 0.6m high
Bulgaria: upper slopes of Pirin Mts, Samodivska Porta
41° 41' N - 23° 29' 30" E; altitude : 2400m
(M. P. Frankіs)
Above : some plants have more ovoid cones.
Below : most cones globose; note cone at left has six scales, rather than the usual three.
Juniperus communis alpina


Right : note large cones tightly packed (almost like a bunch of grapes) and exposed outside the short leaves.

Juniperus communis alpina ¤
Juniperus communis L. subsp. alpina (Suter) Čelakovský
- Small cones
USA: Oregon: Lane Co., McKenzie Pass
44° 15' 20" - 121° 49' W; altitude : 1600m
Note small cones (stated by Flora N America to be always smaller than the leaf length), compared to European origins of subsp. alpina. The varietal name J. communis subsp. alpina var. jackii Rehder can be applied to this western American population of the subspecies.
(M. P. Frankіs & R. Lovett)
Juniperus rigida ¤
Juniperus rigida Siebold & Zucarini
- Cones
cult. Bedgebury Pinetum, UK.
(M. P. Frankіs)
Juniperus conferta ¤
Juniperus conferta Parlatore
- Cones
cult. Bedgebury Pinetum, UK
(M. P. Frankіs)
Subgenus Sabina
Juniperus phoenicea ¤
Juniperus phoenicea L.
- Cones
Greece: Corinth Pref.
Coast of Kechries Bay (Saronikos Gulf), near Aghios Theodori
37° 55' N - 23° 06' E; altitude : 15m
(M. P. Frankіs, D. Bakhtin & O. Bobirenko)

Monoecious, with male and female cones on the same plant.
Juniperus flaccida ¤
Juniperus flaccida Schltdl.
- Cones
Mexico: Coahuila: Mesa de las Tablas.
25° 17' N - 100° 26' W; altitude : 2500m
(M. P. Frankіs)
Juniperus flaccida ¤
Juniperus flaccida Schltdl.
- Cones
Mexico: Coahuila: San Marcos.
24° 42' N - 100° 05' W; altitude : 1830m
(M. P. Frankіs)
Juniperus monosperma ¤
Juniperus monosperma (Engelm.) Sarg.
- Cones
cult., Wisley, UK.
(M. P. Frankіs)

Photos : © Michael P. Frankіs


November 2002 - December 2004 - January 2005
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