Ephedra trifurca Torr. ex S.Watson

First published in Botany [Fortieth Parallel]: 329 (1871)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is SE. California to Texas and N. Mexico. It is a shrub and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Descriptions

Forest, F. et al. 2018. Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports 8: 6053. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4.

Conservation
Ephedra trifurca is rated as Least Concerned (LC) according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of -8.59, which places it in position 1050 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 3.73, ranked 1002. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.
[EDGE]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/201674/9161824

Conservation
LC - least concern
[IUCN]

Sources

  • EDGE Gymnosperms

    • EDGE of Existence (Gymnosperms)
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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  • 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
  • Kew Science Photographs

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