• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Chania, Gavdos isl.
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Coastal Prickly Juniper
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Photo of Coastal Prickly Juniper, Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. macrocarpa. in Gavdos island in Greece. This dioecious bush or tree can reach up to 8m. in height. Its leaves are small (2-2, 5 cm) blue-green, awl shaped. Male cones are yellow, female ones are pearl-shaped 12-15 mm and contain 3 seeds. It grows on maritime rocks and sand, often in big stands.