Juniperus communis var. megistocarpa
"Shrubs prostrate. Leaves upturned, lanceolate, apex acute and mucronate, to 12 ´ 1.6 mm, glaucous stomatal band about 1.5 times width of each green marginal band. Seed cones 9-13 mm, longer than leaves" (Adams 1993).
Canada: Québec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland at 0-500 m elevation on sand dunes, serpentine, and limestone barrens. "In Nova Scotia this variety is known from Sable Island. Magdalen Island, Quebec, is the type locality" (Adams 1993).
Adams, Robert P. 1993. Juniperus. Flora of North America Editorial Committee (eds.): Flora of North America North of Mexico, Vol. 2. Oxford University Press. This document is available online. Go to http://www.efloras.org, click on "Flora of North America," and search for "Juniperus."
Farjon (2005) provides a detailed account, with illustrations and full synonymy.
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