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|Family: Ephedraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ephedra funerea Coville & C.V. Morton
Stem: < 1.5 m; twig gray-green, aging gray; uppermost bud narrowed but not thorn-like; pith brown. Leaf: generally 3 per node, < 5 mm; base persistent, not recurved, not swollen. Pollen Cone: 1--3 per node, 5--8 mm; bracts 3 per node. Seed Cone: 1--3 per node, 9--13 mm, elliptic, stalk 0 or < 1 mm, straight, basal bracts reduced; distal bracts 3 per node, obovate, membranous, +- green, +- thickened, margin wide, yellow-translucent, stalk-like base wide. Seed: 1(3), 6--9 mm, barely 3 × as long as wide, beaked, smooth to scabrous with minute, spreading papillae. Chromosomes: 2n=56+B.
Ecology: Dry rocky slopes in creosote-bush scrub; Elevation: 360--1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: DMoj; Distribution Outside California: western Nevada, western Arizona. Note: Cones present Mar--Apr.
Synonyms: Ephedra californica S. Watson var. funerea (Coville & C.V. Morton) L.D. Benson
eFlora Treatment Author: Stefanie M. Ickert-Bond
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Ephedra foeminea
Next taxon: Ephedra nevadensis
Citation for this treatment: Stefanie M. Ickert-Bond 2017. Ephedra funerea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=24276, accessed on February 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 22, 2017.