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Ephedra intermedia

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Kingdom  Plantae
Order  Ephedrales
Genus  Ephedra
Higher classification  Ephedra
Division  Gnetophyta
Family  Ephedraceae
Scientific name  Ephedra intermedia
Rank  Species
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Similar  Ephedra equisetina, Ephedra, Ephedra sinica, Ephedra monosperma, Ephedra distachya

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Ephedra intermedia, with the Chinese common name of Zhong Ma Huang, is a species of Ephedra that is native to Siberia, Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the western Himalayas, Tibet, Mongolia, and China.

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Description

Ephedra intermedia is found in deserts, grasslands, floodlands and river valleys, slopes and cliffs, and sandy beaches. It grows at elevations of 100–4,600 metres (330–15,090 ft), in rocky or sandy dry habitats.

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The plant grows to 1 metre (3.3 ft) tall. The strobili are dioecious, either male or female on any one plant, so both male and female plants are needed for seeds.

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Taxonomy

It was originally described by Alexander Gustav von Schrenk and Carl Anton von Meyer in 1846. It was placed in section Pseudobaccatae (=sect. Ephedra sect. Ephedra), "tribe" Pachycladae by Otto Stapf in 1889.

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

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References

Ephedra intermedia Wikipedia


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