|Scientific Name:||Juniperus pseudosabina|
|Species Authority:||Fisch. & C.A.Mey.|
Juniperus centrasiatica Kom.
Juniperus turkestanica Kom.
|Taxonomic Notes:||Juniperus centrasiatica is a synonym of this and appeared in the 1998 World List of Threatened Trees as LR/nt.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Adams, R & Thomas, P.|
Juniperus pseudosabina is too widespread, and probably increasing due to changes in land use and forest cover, to be threatened with extinction in the foreseeable future.
|Range Description:||Recorded from Central Asia: Afghanistan (Takhar), China (Xinjiang), Kazakhstan (southern mountains), Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan (Baltistan, Hindu Kush, Karakoram Range), Tajikistan, Uzbekistan (Turkestan Range).|
Native:Afghanistan; China (Xinjiang); Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Mongolia; Pakistan; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan
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|Population:||Locally abundant and increasing.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Occurring in subalpine conifer forest with Picea schrenkiana, Pinus sibirica, or P. wallichiana, in juniper woodland (J. semiglobosa) and in montane to subalpine scrubland and steppe (predominantly Seriphidium maritimum [Artemisia maritima] steppe rich in grasses and geophytes), with e.g. J. sabina, Cotoneaster, Kobresia capillifolia, Rhododendron anthopogon, Rosa, and Salix. The altitudinal range is from 1,950 m to 4,100 m a.s.l. It is often restricted to rocky outcrops and S-facing slopes, especially in forests, and occurs on various rock types and soil types from coarse gravel terraces to dry S-exposed loess slopes. The climate is extreme continental with short, hot, dry summers and long, cold, snowy winters. Both climatic factors and (possibly) grazing pressures are responsible for a shift from erect to decumbent shrubs from west to east in its range|
|Major Threat(s):||This species is very widespread and probably increasing in abundance due to increased grazing of high mountain slopes with domestic animals.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species occurs in a few protected areas, but the great majority of plants are outside these.|
|Citation:||Farjon, A. 2013. Juniperus pseudosabina. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.|
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