Taxon: Juniperus procera Hochst. ex Endl.

Genus: Juniperus
Family: Cupressaceae
Nomen number: 20854
Place of publication: Syn. conif. 26. 1847
Name Verified on: 11-Jul-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Aug-2010
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Materials: essential oils (fide Monog Cupressaceae)
  • Materials: wood (fide F Somalia)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Congo; Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia; Yemen

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Miller, A. G. & T. A. Cope Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. 1996- (F Arabia)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Silba, J. 1986. Encyclopaedia Coniferae Phytologia Mem. 8:97.
  • Teketay, D. 1993. Problems associated with raising trees from seeds. the Ethiopian experience (Restor Trop Forest) 95.
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. 1993- (F Somalia)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)

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