Ephedra alata

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Ephedra alata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Gnetophyta
Class: Gnetopsida
Order: Ephedrales
Family: Ephedraceae
Genus: Ephedra
Species: E. alata
Binomial name
Ephedra alata
Decne.
Synonyms[1]

Ephedra alenda (Stapf) Andr.

Ephedra alata is a species of Ephedra that is native from Morocco and the Sahara in northern Africa, the Middle East.[1]

Taxonomy

It was originally described by Joseph Decaisne in 1834 and placed in section Alatae, tribe Tropidolepides by Otto Stapf in 1889.

In 1996 Robert A. Price left E. alata in section Alatae without recognizing a tribe.[2]

Subspecies
  1. Ephedra alata subsp. alata - Algeria, Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Algeria, Sinai, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia
  2. Ephedra alata subsp. alenda (Stapf) Trab. - Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt
  3. Ephedra alata subsp. monjauzeana Dubuis & Faurel - Algeria

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Price, R. A. (1996). Systematics of the Gnetales: A review of morphological and molecular evidence. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 157(6): S40-S49.