Supriya Ghosh

Ephedra altissima

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Kingdom  Plantae
Order  Ephedrales
Genus  Ephedra
Higher classification  Ephedra
Division  Gnetophyta
Family  Ephedraceae
Scientific name  Ephedra altissima
Rank  Species
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Similar  Ephedra, Ephedra torreyana, Ephedra fragilis, Ephedra trifurca, Gnetophyta

Ephedra altissima is a species of Ephedra that is native to the western Sahara (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Chad, Mauritania), and also to the Canary Islands.

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The species is cultivated as an ornamental plant.

Taxonomy

It was originally described by René Louiche Desfontaines in 1799 and placed in section Pseudobaccatae (=sect. Ephedra), "tribe" Scandentes.

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In 1996 Robert A. Price classified E. altissima in section Ephedra without recognizing a tribe.

Varieties
  1. Ephedra altissima var. altissima - Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, Canary Islands
  2. Ephedra altissima var. tibestica Maire - Tibesti Mountains of northern Chad
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References

Ephedra altissima Wikipedia


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