Juniperus communis Linnaeus 1753 (Family Cupressaceae)


Tree

Bark

Leaves

Fruit

Height: 50-150cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Persistent Seed Bank
Dioecious, Flowering May - June

Protective Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Camphene, Junionone, Limonene, Myrcene, Phellandrene, Pinene, Sabinene, Terpinene
Sesquiterpenoids Amorphene, Cadinene, Cadinol, Caryophyllene, Cubebol, Cubenol, Germacrene, Gleenol,
Humulene, Longiborneol, Longifolene, Longipinene, Muurolene, Sativene, Zonarene
Other Terpenoids Sujiol
Flavonoids Amentoflavone, Cupressoflavone, Hynokiflavone, Methyl-biflavone, Hydroxyluteolin,
Hypolaetin, Isoscutellarein
Other Phenolics Tannins

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest
Pollination: Wind
Mycorrhizae:
Entoloma vernum
Parasites:
Gymnosporangium cornutum
Herbivores:
Several Geometridae

Chionodes electella Larva

Polydrusus marginatus
Sapivores:
Speudotettix subfusculus
Xylophages:
Anthaxia quadripunctata Larva (Wood Borer)
Needle Decomposers:
Hemimycena lactea

Roridomyces roridus

Gymnosperm Generalists

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Juniper


Picture © 2003, 2004, 2007 J.K. Lindsey

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