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Alligator Juniper
Alligator Juniper81 locationsPlant
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ID1535
Coniferophyta - Conifer
FamilyCupressaceae - Cypress
Elevation4500 - 8000
Prime BloomYellow
BloomsSpring - Spring
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Juniperus deppeana

Habitat: occurs in pinyon-juniper, pine-oak, juniper-oak, Madrean evergreen, and riparian woodlands, and in ponderosa pine forest. It rarely grows in dense stands. Typically, it occurs in small groves or as individuals interspersed with other junipers, ponderosa pine, oaks, or various understory species. It is a common component of pinyon-juniper woodlands with pinyon and/or singleleaf pinyon. Source US Forest Service FEIS.
Flowers: Tiny yellowish male cones.
Description: The largest juniper in AZ. A small to medium-sized tree reaching 10-15 m (rarely to 25 m.) The bark is very distinctive - hard, dark gray-brown, cracked into small square plates superficially resembling Alligator skin.
Comments: Source: Wikipedia.
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