Ephedra frustillata

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Ephedra frustillata
Dwarf Ephedra.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Gnetophyta
Class: Gnetopsida
Order: Ephedrales
Family: Ephedraceae
Genus: Ephedra
Species: E. frustillata
Binomial name
Ephedra frustillata
Miers, 1863
  • Ephedra nana Dusén
  • Ephedra patagonica Phil. ex Stapf
  • Ephedra patagonica Phil.

Ephedra frustillata, the Patagonian ephedra, is a plant species in the genus Ephedra.

The plant is found in Patagonia, southern Argentina, as well as in central and southern Chile.[1] The shrub grows in arid areas in sandy soil, sand dunes or on rocks, in full sun and can grow up to one meter in height.[2]

Ephedra frustillata contains apigeninidin, a 3-deoxyanthocyanidin.[3]


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ The IUCN List of Threatened Species
  3. ^ Apigeninidin as a leucoderivative in Ephedra frustillata, Alberto A. Gurni and Marcelo L. Wagner, Phytochemistry, Volume 21, Issue 9, 1982, pp. 2428-2429, doi:10.1016/0031-9422(82)85229-1

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