Genus:
Juniperus L.

Juniperus chinensis L.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Russian Far East to N. Myanmar and Temp. E. Asia.

[EDGE]

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

Conservation
Juniperus chinensis is rated as Least Concerned (LC) according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of -8.41, which places it in position 991 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 4.45, ranked 893. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.

Native to:

China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Inner Mongolia, Japan, Khabarovsk, Korea, Kuril Is., Manchuria, Myanmar, Primorye, Sakhalin, Taiwan

Introduced into:

Great Britain, Norway

Juniperus chinensis L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
72993.000

First published in Mant. Pl.: 127 (1767)

Accepted by

  • Adams, R.P. (2008). Junipers of the World: The genus Juniperus ed. 2: 1-402. Trafford publishing Co., Vancouver.
  • 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.
  • Jonsell, B. (ed.) (2000). Flora Nordica 1: 1-344. The Bergius Foundaton.
  • Stace, C. (2019). New Flora of the British Isles ed. 4: 1-1266. C & M Floristics.

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

  • EDGE Gymnosperms

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

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • 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 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

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