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This species is accepted, and its native range is Canary Islands (Tenerife), N. Africa to Sahara.
Ephedra altissima Desf. published illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine

[EDGE]

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

Conservation
Ephedra altissima is rated as Least Concerned (LC) according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of -8.43, which places it in position 998 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 4.36, ranked 908. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.

Native to:

Algeria, Canary Is., Chad, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Western Sahara

Ephedra altissima Desf. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 30, 1992 Bramwell, D. [108], Morocco K000459265
Sep 4, 1989 Hooker [s.n.], Morocco K000459255
Aug 10, 1989 Cavara [2], Tunisia K000459264
Aug 10, 1989 Munby, G. [23], Algeria K000459256
Aug 10, 1989 Davis [49755], Libya K000459266
Aug 10, 1989 Wolfe, T.B. [s.n.], Algeria K000459260
Aug 10, 1989 Trethewy, A.W. [213], Morocco K000459263
Aug 10, 1989 Keith [459], Libya K000459261
Aug 10, 1989 Balansa, B. [426], Algeria K000459258
Aug 8, 1989 Hill, A.W. [s.n.], Algeria K000459257
Aug 8, 1989 Bramwell, D. [480], Morocco K000459262
Aug 8, 1989 Davis [49537], Libya K000459267
Aug 8, 1989 Bourgeau, E. [24], Algeria K000459259
s.coll. [s.n.], Malta K000455944
Marion [s.n.], France K000456017

First published in Méd. Eclairée Sci. Phys. 3(6): 163 (1792)

Accepted by

  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 2: 360-550. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 2: 360-550. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Quézel, P. (1958). Mission Botanique au Tibesti: 1-357. Université d'Alger.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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EDGE Gymnosperms
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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