Ephedra strobilacea

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Ephedra strobilacea
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Female cone of Ephedra strobilacea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Gnetophyta
Class: Gnetopsida
Order: Ephedrales
Family: Ephedraceae
Genus: Ephedra
Species: E. strobilacea
Binomial name
Ephedra strobilacea

Ephedra strobilacea is a species of Ephedra that is native to Iran and Central Asia (Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan).[1]

The plant grows at 700–2,500 metres (2,300–8,200 ft) in elevation.[2]


It was originally described by Alexander G. von Bunge in 1852 and placed in section Alatae, tribe Tropidolepides by Otto Stapf in 1889. In 1996 Robert A. Price left E. strobilacea in section Alatae without recognizing a tribe.[3]


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

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