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Ephedra  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 183496

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Mormon tea [English]
 
    ephedra [English]
 
    jointfir [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2010   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassGnetopsida   
                      SubclassGnetidae   
                         OrderEphedrales  – ephedra  
                            FamilyEphedraceae   
                               GenusEphedra L. – Mormon tea, ephedra, jointfir  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Ephedra altissima Desf. – high-climbing jointfir 
                                  Species Ephedra antisyphilitica Berl. ex C.A. Mey. – ephedra, erect ephedra, clapweed 
                                  Species Ephedra X arenicola Cutler – sandy jointfir, sand Mormon tea 
                                  Species Ephedra aspera Engelm. ex S. Watson – Mormon tea, rough jointfir, aspera Mormon tea, boundary ephedra 
                                  Species Ephedra californica S. Watson – California Mormon tea, California jointfir 
                                  Species Ephedra ciliata Fisch. ex C.A. Mey.  
                                  Species Ephedra coryi E.L. Reed – Navajo Mormon tea, Cory's ephedra, Cory's jointfir 
                                  Species Ephedra cutleri Peebles – Cutler's jointfir, Cutler's Mormon tea, Cutler's ephedra 
                                  Species Ephedra distachya L. – sea-grape, jointfir 
                                  Species Ephedra equisetina Bunge – Mongolian ephedra, ma huang 
                                  Species Ephedra fragilis Desf.  
                                  Species Ephedra funerea Coville & Morton – funera Mormon tea, Death Valley ephedra, Death Valley jointfir 
                                  Species Ephedra gerardiana Wall. ex Stapf – Gerard's jointfir, Indian jointfir 
                                  Species Ephedra X intermixta Cutler – intermixed jointfir 
                                  Species Ephedra nevadensis S. Watson – Nevada Mormon tea, Nevada ephedra, Nevada jointfir 
                                  Species Ephedra pedunculata Engelm. ex S. Watson – vine jointfir, vine ephedra 
                                  Species Ephedra sinica Stapf – Chinese joint-fir, Chinese ephedra 
                                  Species Ephedra torreyana S. Watson – Torrey's ephedra, Torrey's Mormon tea, Torrey's jointfir 
                                  Species Ephedra trifurca Torr. ex S. Watson – longleaf jointfir, longleaf Mormon tea, longleaf ephedra 
                                  Species Ephedra viridis Coville – green Mormon tea, green ephedra, Mormon tea 
       

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  Source: Gymnosperms of North America Update, database (version 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Ephedra   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Ephedra   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Ephedra   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Ephedra   
       
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