Mexican juniper, drooping juniper, Juniperus flaccida(noun)
small tree of western Texas and mountains of Mexico having spreading branches with drooping branchlets
Juniperus flaccida is a large shrub or small tree reaching 5-10 m tall. It is native to central and northern Mexico and the extreme southwest of Texas, United States. It grows at moderate altitudes of 800-2,600 m, on dry soils. The bark is brown, with stringy vertical fissuring. The shoots are strongly pendulous, 1-1.2 mm diameter, and often borne in flattened sprays. The leaves are arranged in opposite decussate pairs; the adult leaves are scale-like, 2-4 mm long and 1-1.5 mm broad. The juvenile leaves are needle-like, 5-10 mm long. The cones are berry-like, 8-20 mm in diameter, green maturing brown, and contain 6-12 seeds; they are mature in about 18 months. The male cones are 3-5 mm long, and shed their pollen in spring. It is largely dioecious, producing cones of only one sex on each tree. There are three varieties, not accepted as distinct by all authorities: ⁕Juniperus flaccida var. flaccida. Throughout the range of the species. Cones 9-15 mm diameter, with inconspicuous scale margins.
The numerical value of juniperus flaccida in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of juniperus flaccida in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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