Taxon: Ephedra distachya L.

Genus: Ephedra
Family: Ephedraceae
Nomen number: 15219
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1040. 1753
Name Verified on: 15-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Mar-2000
Species priority site is: National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PARL)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Germany; Hungary; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain


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