Ephedra Tourn. ex L.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Europe, Macaronesia to Himalaya and Russian Far East, W. Central U.S.A. to Mexico, Ecuador to S. South.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Slender shrubs with green twigs, usually dioecious, with opposite or whorled leaves, usually reduced to short sheaths
Morphology Reproductive morphology Cones
Mature female cone globose, with 1–3 seeds surrounded by 2 pairs of red or yellow fleshy bracts. Cones compound, with the cone axis bearing pairs of bracts subtending microsporangiate or ovulate shoots
Distribution
Genus of some 70 species of the northern hemisphere and South America.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Austria, Baleares, Bolivia, Brazil South, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Canary Is., Chad, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, Chita, Colorado, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Gulf States, Hungary, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Mali, Manchuria, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nevada, New Mexico, North Caucasus, Oklahoma, Oman, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Texas, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Western Sahara, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Ephedra Tourn. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 26, 1991 Nigel, Maxted [8233], Uzbekistan K000459328 No
Jul 1, 1895 Mulford, A.I. [187], USA K000459461 No
Peru 46269.000 No
Todd, H.G. [1004], Greece K000455899 No
Todd, H.G. [1004], Turkey K000455901 No
Wrigley, T.C. [1311], Yugoslavia K000456014 No
Houska, J. [s.n.] K000456007 No
s.coll. [s.n.], Greece K000456005 No
s.coll. [892] K000454958 No
Alston, A.H.G. [372], Greece K000456018 No
Nicholson, G. [4046], France K000456015 No
Rico, L. [1631], Bolivia K000295246 No
Gamble, J.S. [28218], Gibraltar K000455983 No
Rico, L. [1660], Bolivia K000295494 No
Cuezzo, A. [1954], Argentina K000459620 No
Furse, P. [5881], Afghanistan K000459321 No
Rico, L. [1556], Bolivia K000295295 No
Todd, H.G. [1004], Greece K000455900 No
Munro, William [144], Ukraine K000455954 No

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1040 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Christenhusz, M.J.M., Fay, M.F. & Chase, M.W. (2017). Plants of the World. An illustrated encyclopedia of vascular plants: 1-792. Kew Publishing, The university of Chicago Press.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Cuf. Enum.: 2 (1953)
  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Freitag & Maier-Stolte in Kew Bull. 58: 415–426 (2003).
  • Freitag & Maier-Stolte in Taxon 38: 545–556 (1989)

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0