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Plant for identification

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Offline quentin

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« on: December 11, 2017, 12:51 PM »
Hello,

I came across this plant a couple of weeks ago. It was in the Cumbre Verdes, an area on the west side of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Granada. It was at an elevation of just under 1400m. It was about 90 centimetres high and someone has attempted to support it with string. Superficially it looks like a small pine tree but it just doesn't look quite right. Any ideas anyone?

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 16:16 PM »
Could be a young Spanish juniper, Juniperus oxycedrus. The young branches are much softer than the older, more "juniper"-like ones.

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 19:42 PM »
I'd go for a Juniper as well although, at first, i thought it was a young pinsapo.....
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 14:33 PM »
Thanks very much both of you. It certainly looks like a Juniper.