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 Ephedra gerardiana
Author:   Nathaniel Wallich ex Carl Rudolf Florin, 1933
Family:  Ephedraceae
Habitat:   Afghanistan; China: Qinghai, Xinjiang, Xizang; Northern India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sikkim; Tajikstan
Soil:   Mix
Water:   Medium
Sun:   Maximum
Thickness:  15 centimetres
Height:  20-120 centimetres
Flower:   No, red cones
Reproduction:   Seeds/Cuttings
Common Names:   -
Synonyms:  -
Got it from:   Copenhagen, Denmark
Year:   2007

The close related Ephedra americana and it's red berries.

   This member of the Ephedraceae was given this name by Carl Rudolf Florin in 1933. It is found in high altitude: 3700-5300 m elevation from Afghanistan to China on dry and rocky slopes. It grows in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. It will grow up to 120 centimetres.

Close-up of Ephedra gerardiana.

Ephedra americana

Kingdom SubKingdom SuperDivision Division SubDivision Class SubClass Order Family Genus Species
PLANTAE Tracheophyta Spermatophytes


Gnetophytina Ephedropsida


Ephedrales Ephedraceae Ephedra gerardiana