Ephedra Tourn. ex L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1040 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Europe, Macaronesia to Himalaya and Russian Far East, W. Central U.S.A. to Mexico, Ecuador to S. South.

Descriptions

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.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • 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 Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0