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Ephedra foliata

(Ephedra foliata)

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Description

Ephedra foliata, with the common name shrubby horsetail, is a species of Ephedra. The plant is native to North Africa, and Southwest Asia, from Morocco and Mauritania east to Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and Punjab State in India. TaxonomyEphedra foliata was originally described by Pierre Edmond Boissier, later validly published by Carl Anton von Meyer in 1846, and placed in section Pseudobaccatae (=sect. Ephedra), "tribe" Scandentes by Otto Stapf in 1889. In 1996 Robert A. Price classified E. foliata in section Ephedra without recognizing a tribe.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Gnetopsida
Order:Ephedrales
Family:Ephedraceae
Genus:Ephedra
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