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Ephedra torreyana

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Kingdom  Plantae
Order  Ephedrales
Genus  Ephedra
Higher classification  Ephedra
Division  Gnetophyta
Family  Ephedraceae
Scientific name  Ephedra torreyana
Rank  Species
Ephedra torreyana SEINet Arizona Chapter Ephedra torreyana
Similar  Ephedra, Ephedra trifurca, Ephedra funerea, Ephedra aspera, Ephedra viridis

Ephedra torreyana, with common names Torrey's jointfir or Torrey's Mormon tea, is a species of Ephedra that is native to the deserts and scrublands of the Southwestern United States (Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas) and to the State of Chihuahua and northern Mexico.

Ephedra torreyana Ephedra torreyana Torrey jointfir NPIN

It was originally described by Sereno Watson in 1879 and placed in section Alatae, "tribe" Habrolepides by Otto Stapf in 1889. In 1996 Robert A. Price left E. torreyana in section Alatae without recognizing a tribe.

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Varieties

  • Ephedra torreyana var. powelliorum — Texas and Chihuahua
  • Ephedra torreyana var. torreyana - Southwestern United States

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    Ephedra torreyana Southwest Colorado Wildflowers Ephedra
    Ephedra torreyana Plants Profile for Ephedra torreyana Torrey39s jointfir

    References

    Ephedra torreyana Wikipedia


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