Neha Patil

Ephedra trifurca

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Kingdom  Plantae
Order  Ephedrales
Genus  Ephedra
Higher classification  Ephedra
Division  Gnetophyta
Family  Ephedraceae
Scientific name  Ephedra trifurca
Rank  Species
Ephedra trifurca Ephedra trifurca Ephedra NPIN
Similar  Ephedra, Ephedra torreyana, Ephedra nevadensis, Ephedra aspera, Ephedra viridis

Ephedra trifurca is a species of Ephedra known by the common names longleaf jointfir and Mexican tea.

It is native to the states of Baja California, Chihuahua and Sonora in northwestern Mexico, and to California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas in the Southwestern United States. It is found in desert scrub plant communities, in the Chihuahuan Desert, Sonoran Desert, and Colorado Desert.

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Description

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Ephedra trifurca is a sprawling shrub that can approach 2 metres (6.6 ft) in height. It is made up of erect, sharp-pointed twigs which are light green when young and age to yellowish or greenish gray.

It has curling, pointed leaves at its nodes which are up to 1.5 centimeters long and persistent.

Ephedra trifurca Ephedra trifurca Longleaf Jointfir Longleaf Ephedra Mexicantea

Male plants produce pollen cones at the nodes, each up to a centimeter long, and female plants produce seed cones which are slightly larger and each contain one seed in a papery envelope.

Ephedra trifurca Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness Ephedra trifurca
Ephedra trifurca Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness Ephedra trifurca
Ephedra trifurca Ephedra trifurca Longleaf Jointfir Longleaf Ephedra Mexicantea
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References

Ephedra trifurca Wikipedia


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