Taxon: Ephedra equisetina Bunge

 
Genus: Ephedra
Family: Ephedraceae
Nomen number: 15221
Place of publication: Beitr. Fl. Russl. 324. 1852 (Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg Divers Savans 7:499. 1854)
Name Verified on: 15-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PARL)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Mongolian ephedra  (Source: Ency CNatIn) - English
  • mu zei ma huang  (Source: Ency CNatIn) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: source of ephedrine & pseudoephedrine (fide Ency CNatIn; German CommE Monog; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan
    • China: China - Hebei, - Gansu, - Shanxi, - Shaanxi, - Qinghai, - Nei Monggol, - Ningxia, - Xizang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan

References:

  • Bensky, D., A. Gamble, & T. J. Kaptchuk Chinese herbal medicine: Materia medica, rev. ed. 1993 (Chin Herb Med)
  • Blumenthal, M. & P. King 1995. Herbalgram 34:22-27.
  • Blumenthal, M., ed. The complete German Commission E monographs: therapeutic guide to herbal medicines. 1998 (German CommE Monog)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Foster, S. & V. E. Tyler Tyler's honest herbal: a sensible guide to the use of herbs and related remedies, ed. 4. 1999 (Tyler Herbal)
  • Keys, J. D. Chinese herbs: their botany, chemistry, and pharmacodynamics. 1976 (Chin Herbs)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Peirce, A. The American Pharmaceutical Association practical guide to natural medicines. 1999 (Pract Guide Nat Med)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & M. Wink Medicinal plants of the world. 2004 (Med Pl World)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • Yen, Kun-Ying Illustrated Chinese materia medica: crude drugs. 1980 (Ill Chin Mat Med CrD)

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Check other web resources for Ephedra equisetina Bunge :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.