Juniperus gracilior

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Juniperus gracilior
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Juniperus
Species: J. gracilior
Binomial name
Juniperus gracilior

J. g. var. ekmanii
J. g. var. gracilior
J. g. var. urbaniana

Juniperus gracilior is a species of conifer in the cypress family, Cupressaceae. It is endemic to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, where there are localized populations in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Its Spanish-language common names are sabina and cèdre.[1]

There are three varieties of this species. All three are rare. They grow in humid forest habitat alongside palms and ferns.[1]

The typical variety is known only from a locality near Constanza, Valle del Jaque; var. ekmanii is recorded from Morne la Selle and Morne la Visite, although the latter subpopulation is now thought to be extinct; and var. urbaniana appears to have been reduced to inaccessible areas although viable populations were recorded in 1984 in Pic la Selle.


  1. ^ a b Farjon, A. 2013. Juniperus gracilior. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.