1. Family: Ephedraceae Dumort.
    1. Genus: Ephedra Tourn. ex L.
      1. Ephedra monosperma J.G.Gmel. ex C.A.Mey.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Siberia to China.

    [EDGE]

    Forest, F. et al. 2018. Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports 8: 6053. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4.

    Conservation
    Ephedra monosperma is rated as Least Concerned (LC) according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of -8.55, which places it in position 1046 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 3.86, ranked 989. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Buryatiya, China North-Central, China South-Central, Chita, Inner Mongolia, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Mongolia, Primorye, Qinghai, Tibet, Tuva, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya

    Ephedra monosperma J.G.Gmel. ex C.A.Mey. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 24, 1972 Vasák, V. [s.n.], Russian Federation K000459310
    Jul 11, 1940 Kreczetovicz, I. [3368], Russian Federation K000459311
    Jan 1, 1932 Przewalski, N.M. [s.n.], Gansu K000459331 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1932 Price, M.P. [412], Tuva K001057571
    Jan 1, 1932 Potanin, G.N. [s.n.], Tuva K000459332 Unknown type material
    May 27, 1926 Rock, J.F. [13939], China K000459333
    Jul 10, 1907 Maltzev, N. [3368], Russian Federation K000459308
    Jul 10, 1907 Maltzev, N. [3368], Russian Federation K000459309

    First published in Vers. Monogr. Ephedra: 89 (1846)

    Accepted by

    • Marhold, K. (ed.) (2013). IAPT/IOPB chromosome data 16 Taxon 62: 1355-1360.
    • Probatova, N.S. & al. (2006). Flora Rossi?skogo Dal'nego Vostoka. Dopolneniya i izmeneniya k izdaniyu Sosudistye rasteniya sovetskogo Dal'nego Vostoka t. 1-8 (1985-1996): 1-454. Russian academy of sciences Far Eastern branch.
    • Peschkova, G.A. (2005). Synopsis of the Siberian Ephedra species (Ephedraceae) Botanicheskii Zhurnal. Moscow & Leningrad 90: 423-436.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Peschkova, G.A. (2005). Synopsis of the Siberian Ephedra species (Ephedraceae) Botanicheskii Zhurnal. Moscow & Leningrad 90: 423-436.

    Sources

    EDGE Gymnosperms
    EDGE of Existence (Gymnosperms)
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0