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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)
Link to protologue:
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 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan
    • CAUCASUS: Georgia, Russian Federation [Dagestan]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation-Western Siberia [Western Siberia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    • MONGOLIA: Mongolia
    • CHINA: China [Gansu, Hebei, Nei Monggol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Xizang]


References:

  1. Blumenthal, M. & P. King 1995. Herbalgram 34:22-27.
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  3. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  4. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  5. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  6. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  7. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=15221. Accessed 15 December 2018.