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Juniperus osteosperma (Torr. ) Little
UTAH JUNIPER
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Juniperus osteosperma, whole tree - general
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Juniperus osteosperma, whole tree - general

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Juniperus osteosperma, cone - female - closed
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Juniperus osteosperma, cone - female - closed
Juniperus osteosperma, leaf - entire needle
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Juniperus osteosperma, leaf - entire needle

Juniperus osteosperma, leaf - showing orientation on twig
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Juniperus osteosperma, leaf - showing orientation on twig
Juniperus osteosperma, whole tree - view up trunk
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Juniperus osteosperma, whole tree - view up trunk

Juniperus osteosperma, bark - of a large tree
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Juniperus osteosperma, bark - of a large tree
Juniperus osteosperma, whole tree - general
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Juniperus osteosperma, whole tree - general

Juniperus osteosperma, whole tree - general
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Juniperus osteosperma, whole tree - general
Juniperus osteosperma
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Juniperus osteosperma

Juniperus osteosperma
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Juniperus osteosperma
Juniperus osteosperma
© Copyright Mel Harte 2010 · 3
Juniperus osteosperma

Juniperus osteosperma
© Copyright Mel Harte 2010 · 3
Juniperus osteosperma
Juniperus osteosperma
© Copyright Mel Harte 2010 · 3
Juniperus osteosperma

Juniperus osteosperma
© Copyright Mel Harte 2010 · 3
Juniperus osteosperma

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aphididae  Cinara ( @ AMNH_PBI (10); NCSU_ENT (1)
Aradidae  Aradus antennalis @ AMNH_IZC (1)
Cicadidae  Platypedia mohavensis @ CSUC_TCN (2)

Platypedia putnami @ CSUC_TCN (1)

Tibicen duryi @ CSUC_TCN (1)
Diaspididae  Cupidaspis beshearae @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Issidae  Thionia producta @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Miridae  Bolteria amicta @ AMNH_PBI (3); AMNH_ENT (40)

Bolteria juniperi @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Bolteria nevadensis @ AMNH_ENT (43)

Brooksetta inconspicua @ AMNH_PBI (3)

Deraeocoris bakeri @ AMNH_ENT (1)

Deraeocoris brevis @ AMNH_ENT (3)

Deraeocoris manitou @ AMNH_ENT (11)

Dichaetocoris calocedrus @ AMNH_ENT (3)

Dichaetocoris coloradensis @ AMNH_ENT (64)

Dichaetocoris geronimo @ AMNH_ENT (23)

Dichaetocoris juniperi @ AMNH_PBI (42)

Dichaetocoris nevadensis @ AMNH_ENT (12)

Dichaetocoris sp_n_nr_spinosus @ AMNH_ENT (34)

Dichaetocoris utahensis @ AMNH_ENT (34)

Dichrooscytus angustifrons @ AMNH_PBI (3); AMNH_ENT (22)

Dichrooscytus apicalis @ AMNH_PBI (6); AMNH_ENT (12)

Dichrooscytus brevirostris @ AMNH_PBI (3)

Dichrooscytus flagellatus @ AMNH_PBI (5); AMNH_ENT (9)

Dichrooscytus flagitiosus @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Dichrooscytus flavescens @ AMNH_PBI (6); AMNH_ENT (221)

Dichrooscytus flavivenosus @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Dichrooscytus irroratus @ AMNH_PBI (4); AMNH_ENT (33)

Dichrooscytus junipericola @ AMNH_PBI (4); AMNH_ENT (39)

Dichrooscytus longirostris @ AMNH_PBI (2); AMNH_IZC (39)

Dichrooscytus pinicola @ AMNH_PBI (2); AMNH_ENT (1); AMNH_IZC (5)

Dichrooscytus repletus @ AMNH_PBI (1); AMNH_ENT (18)

Dichrooscytus ruberellus @ AMNH_PBI (1); AMNH_ENT (8)

Dichrooscytus rufivenosus @ AMNH_PBI (3); AMNH_ENT (4)

Dichrooscytus rugosus @ AMNH_PBI (7)

Dichrooscytus uhleri @ AMNH_PBI (15); AMNH_ENT (103); AMNH_IZC (21)

Dichrooscytus utahensis @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Dichrooscytus @ AMNH_ENT (1)

Parthenicus tenuis @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Phytocoris albellus @ AMNH_ENT (2)

Phytocoris juniperanus @ AMNH_ENT (48)

Phytocoris schuhi @ AMNH_ENT (37)
Pentatomidae  Brochymena affinis @ CSUC_TCN (1)
Physaraceae  Badhamia macrocarpa @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Gymnosporangium harknessianum @ BPI (1)

Gymnosporangium inconspicuum @ BPI (19); 855181A (1)

Gymnosporangium kernianum @ BPI (3)

Gymnosporangium multiporum @ BPI (4)

Gymnosporangium nelsonii @ 855181B (1); BPI (3)

Gymnosporangium speciosum @ BPI (1)
Trichiaceae  Perichaena vermicularis @ BPI (3)

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9. Juniperus osteosperma (Torrey) Little, Leafl. W. Bot. 5: 125. 1948.

Utah juniper, sabina morena

Juniperus tetragona Schlechtendal var. osteosperma Torrey, Pacif. Railr. Rep. 4(5): 141. 1857; J . californica Carrière var. utahensis Engelmann; Sabina osteosperma (Torrey) Antoine; S . utahensis (Engelmann) Rydberg

Shrubs or trees monoecious, to 6(--12) m, multi- or single-stemmed; crown rounded. Bark exfoliating in thin gray-brown strips, that of smaller and larger branchlets smooth. Branches spreading to ascending; branchlets erect, 3--4-sided in cross section, about as wide as length of scalelike leaves. Leaves light yellow-green, abaxial glands inconspicuous and embedded, exudate absent, margins denticulate (at 20´); whip leaves 3--5 mm, glaucous adaxially; scalelike leaves 1--2 mm, not overlapping, or, if so, by less than 1/10 their length, keeled, apex rounded, acute or occasionally obtuse, appressed. Seed cones maturing in 1--2 years, of 1--2 sizes, with straight peduncles, globose, (6--)8--9(--12) mm, bluish brown, often almost tan beneath glaucous coating, fibrous, with 1(--2) seeds. Seeds 4--5 mm.

Dry, rocky soil and slopes; 1300--2600 m; Ariz., Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., N.Mex., Utah, Wyo.

Juniperus osteosperma is the dominant juniper of Utah. It is reported to hybridize with J . occidentalis in northwestern Nevada (F. C. Vasek 1966).

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