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Ephedra  distachya L.   
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FamilyEPHEDRACEAE
Genus species var.Ephedra  distachya L. 
SynonymsChaetocladus distachys (L.) J.Nelson
 Ephedra arborea Bertol.
 Ephedra vulgaris Rich.
Territory
sands
Altitude100-900m
Description branchlets rigid, dark green, with russet medulla, internodes 15-50mm long, male flowers 8-16 in spike, female flowers in pairs, fruit spherical, 6-7 mm long
Size25-50cm
Coloryellowish
Bloomearly summer
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationsunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring
layering in spring
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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