Genus:
Juniperus L.

Juniperus excelsa M.Bieb.

This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Balkan Peninsula to Israel and Caucasus.

[EDGE]

Forest, F. et al. 2018. Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports 8: 6053. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4.

Conservation
Juniperus excelsa is rated as Least Concerned (LC) according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of -8.21, which places it in position 943 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 5.43, ranked 738. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.

Native to:

Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, North Caucasus, Palestine, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Italy

English
Greek Juniper

Juniperus excelsa M.Bieb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Blinkworth, R. [Cat. no. 6041], India K001122874 Yes
Webb, W.S. [Cat. no. 6041], China K001122873 Yes
Blinkworth, R. [Cat. no. 6041], India K001122875 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6041] K001122876 Yes

First published in Tabl. Prov. Mer Casp.: 120 (1798)

Accepted by

  • Adams, R.P. (2008). Junipers of the World: The genus Juniperus ed. 2: 1-402. Trafford publishing Co., Vancouver.
  • Adams, R.P., Al-Farsi, A. & Schwarzbach, A.E. (2014). Confirmation of the southern-most population of Juniperus seravschanica in Oman by DNA sequencing of nrDNA and four cpDNA regions Phytologia 96: 218-224.
  • Danin, A. & Fragman- Sapir, O. (2019). Flora of Israel Online http://flora.org.il/en/plants/.
  • Farjon, A. (2010). A handbook of the world's Conifers 1: 1-526. BRILL, Leiden, Boston.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Adams, R.P. (2008). Junipers of the World: The genus Juniperus ed. 2: 1-402. Trafford publishing Co., Vancouver.
  • Danin, A. & Fragman- Sapir, O. (2019). Flora of Israel Online http://flora.org.il/en/plants/.

  • EDGE Gymnosperms

    EDGE of Existence (Gymnosperms)
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Living Collection Database

    Common Names from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Living Collection https://www.kew.org/

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Science Photographs

    Copyright applied to individual images