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Taxon: Juniperus sabina L.

Genus: Juniperus
Family: Cupressaceae.
Nomen number: 20859
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1039. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 13-Jul-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-Jul-2007
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • sabina   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – English
  • sabina   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – English   [Juniperus sabina var. sabina]
  • sabine   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – English   [Juniperus sabina var. sabina]
  • sand-loving savin   (Source: Gen Juniperus ) – English   [Juniperus sabina var. arenaria]
  • savin   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – English   [Juniperus sabina var. sabina]
  • savin   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • savin juniper   (Source: HerbSpices ) – English
  • cha zi yuan bai   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • cha zi yuan bai   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Juniperus sabina var. sabina]
  • xing an yuan bai   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Juniperus sabina var. davurica]
  • sabine   (Source: HerbSpices ) – French
  • Sade-Wacholder   (Source: S. Reichel, p.c.) – German
  • Sadebaum   (Source: HerbSpices ) – German
  • Sadebaum   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – German   [Juniperus sabina var. sabina]
  • Sebenbaum   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – German   [Juniperus sabina var. sabina]
  • Stinkwalcholder   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – German   [Juniperus sabina var. sabina]
  • kazakij   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – Transliterated Russian
  • kazakij   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – Transliterated Russian   [Juniperus sabina var. sabina]
  • mozzevel'nik   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – Transliterated Russian
  • mozzevel'nik   (Source: Monog Cupressaceae ) – Transliterated Russian   [Juniperus sabina var. sabina]
  • sävenbom   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases   (rust diseases fide Diseas Comp, Compendium of apple and pear diseases 13. 1990. APS)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)
  • Materials: essential oils   (fide HerbSpices)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide Cooper & Johnson ed2)

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]
    Western Asia: Iran; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Checheno-Ingushetia [s.], Kabardino-Balkaria, North Ossetia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Chita, Gorno-Altay
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, Primorye
    China: China - Gansu, Heilongjiang, Nei Monggol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Russian Federation - Volgograd; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

  • also cultivated


  • Adams, R. P. 1999. Systematics of the multi-seeded eastern hemisphere Juniperus based on leaf essential oils and RAPD DNA fingerprinting. Biochem. Syst. & Ecol. 27:709–725.
  • Adams, R. P. 2008. Junipers of the world: the genus Juniperus, ed. 2.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson. 1998. Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning.
  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986–1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Farjon, A. 2005. A monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys. 366.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Jones, A. L. & H. S. Aldwinckle. 1990. Compendium of apple and pear diseases. 13 In: American Phytopathological Society, The disease compendium series. 13.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962–1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie.
  • Reichel, S. 1998. pers. comm. [re. German common names].
  • Silba, J. 1986. Encyclopaedia Coniferae. Phytologia Mem. 8:99.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964. Flora europaea. 1:39.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, second edition.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


Check other web resources for Juniperus sabina L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Gymnosperm Database of Christopher J. Earle
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Juniperus sabina cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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