Ephedra gerardiana

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Ephedra gerardiana


Taxonavigation: Gnetales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Classis: Gnetopsida
Ordo: Gnetales

Familia: Ephedraceae
Genus: Ephedra
Species: Ephedra gerardiana
Varietates: E. g. var. gerardiana – E. g. var. sikkimensis


Ephedra gerardiana Wall. ex Klotzsch & Garcke, Bot. Ergebn. Reise Waldemar: 32 (1862).


  • Homotypic
    • Ephedra gerardiana var. wallichii Stapf, Denkschr. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss., Wien. Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 56(2): 75 (1889), nom. inval.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Siberia
      • Altay, Tuva.
    • Regional: Western Asia
      • Afghanistan.
    • Regional: China
      • Qinghai, Tibet, Xinjiang.
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Indian Subcontinent
      • East Himalaya, Nepal, Pakistan, West Himalaya.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Gerard Jointfir
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