Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Cupressaceae
(Cypress Family)


The Cupressaceae have leaves that look like small scales. They have male and female cones, which can be born on separate trees. The seed bearing structure of Junipers is actually a cone with fused fleshy scales.

Juniperus coahuilensis var. arizonica (Roseberry Juniper)
Juniperus communis var. depressa (Spreading Juniper)
Juniperus deppeana (Alligator Juniper)
Juniperus monosperma (One Seeded Juniper)
Juniperus osteosperma (Utah Juniper)
Juniperus scopulorum (Rocky Mountain Juniper)


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