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Ephedra  rupestris Benth.   
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FamilyEPHEDRACEAE
Genus species var.Ephedra  rupestris Benth. 
SynonymsEphedra americana var. rupestris (Benth.) Stapf
 Ephedra andina var. humilis (Wedd.) Parl.
 Ephedra humilis Wedd.
Territory Western South AmericaSouthern South AmericaArgentina NorthwestBoliviaChile CentralChile NorthEcuadorPeru
rocky slopes
Altitude2000-4800m
Description like E. frustillata, but smaller and with shorter internodes, flowers usually androgynous, fruits bright red, long
Size5-10cm
Coloryellowish
Bloomearly summer
Ca
Typeshrub, carpet
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring
layering in spring
BibliographyChloris andina (Weddel) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
World Checklist apps.kew.org/wcsp
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