Juniperus Species

  • D. Corrigan
Part of the Adverse Effects of Herbal Drugs book series (HERBAL DRUGS, volume 2)

Abstract

The junipers constitute a genus of about 60 species of conifers of the family Cupressaceae growing in the northern hemisphere. The most significant species are Juniperus communis L (common juniper), J. sabina L. (savin), J. oxycedrus L. (cade) and J. virginiana L (cedarwood). According to the Flora Europaea, a number of species notably J. sabina, J. virginiana, J. excelsa, J. phoenicea and J. thurifera are sometimes classified as a separate genus Sabina Miller on morphological grounds [1].

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