Ephedra fasciculata

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Ephedra fasciculata
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Conservation status

Vulnerable (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Gnetophyta
Class: Gnetopsida
Order: Ephedrales
Family: Ephedraceae
Genus: Ephedra
Species: E. fasciculata
Binomial name
Ephedra fasciculata
A.Nelson[1]
Synonyms[2]

Ephedra clokeyi H.C.Cutler

Ephedra fasciculata is a species of plant in the Ephedraceae family. Common names are Arizona Ephedra, Arizona Jointfir, and Desert Mormon-tea. [1]

Distribution[edit]

The plant is found in the Mojave Desert and Colorado Desert of California, the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, Nevada, southern California, and Utah.[2][3] [1] Ephedra fasciculata grows in Creosote-bush scrub (Larrea tridentata), below 1,500 feet (460 m). [3]

Varieties[edit]

  • Ephedra fasciculata var. clokeyi (H. C. Cutler) Clokey[4]
  • Ephedra fasciculata var. fasciculata [5]

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