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Useful Tropical Plants

Juniperus gracilior

Pilg.

Cupressaceae

+ Synonyms

Juniperus barbadensis urbaniana (Pilg. & Ekman) Borhidi

Juniperus ekmanii Florin

Juniperus urbaniana Pilg. & Ekman

Common Name:

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General Information

Juniperus gracilior is an evergreen tree
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental.
This species consists of three varieties, two of which are extremely localized. The nominate variety is more abundant, but still occupies a limited area. The total number of mature specimens is not known but is probably below 1,000 individuals. Besides cutting for timber and firewood, this species is also threatened by forest clearing for pasture and by (man-made) fires. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Caribbean - Haiti, Dominican Republic

Habitat

The humid montane forest zone, often where the forest cover has been destroyed and secondary vegetation predominates, usually only present as solitary individuals, usually growing in acid, forest soils; at elevations from 1,000 - 2,550 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsWind
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details



The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for making furniture and for carving[
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The wood is used for fuel[
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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Propagation

Seed - germination takes 3 - 6 months[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Dominica Botanic Gardens
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An on-line resource, providing top quality pictures and some basic information on various plants being grown at the Botanic Gardens, often including uses and habitat.
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Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-12-16. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Juniperus+gracilior>

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