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Authors: Roxb.  

Botanical Description

Sabina chinen

sis). A large shrub or a tree to 20m tall, but very

variable. Leaves of juvenile and adult phases often

found together, the latter to about 8mm long, spine-

tipped and glaucous-banded above. Mongolia,

China, Japan, on hill and mountainsides and near

the sea. J.c. var. echiniformis (syn. J. communis

'Echiniformis') forms a small compact globe of leafy shoots which rarely grow more than 1cm per year. J. chinensis var. procumbens, see J. procumbens.