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Ephedra frustillata

(Ephedra frustillata)

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Description

Ephedra frustillata, the Patagonian ephedra, is a plant species in the genus Ephedra. The plant is found in Patagonia, southern Argentina, as well as in central and southern Chile. The shrub grows in arid areas in sandy soil, sand dunes or on rocks, in full sun and can grow up to one meter in height. Ephedra frustillata contains apigeninidin, a 3-deoxyanthocyanidin.

Taxonomic tree:

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