Ephedraceae Dumort.

First published in Anal. Fam. Pl. 11, 12. 1829 (1829)nom. cons.
This family is accepted

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
Cones compound, with the cone axis bearing pairs of bracts subtending microsporangiate or ovulate shoots Mature female cone globose, with 1–3 seeds surrounded by 2 pairs of red or yellow fleshy bracts.
Note
Family of a single genus.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

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