The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Ephedra

The genus Ephedra is in the family Ephedraceae in the major group Gymnosperms (Conifers, cycads and allies).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Ephedra

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Ephedra alata Decne. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Ephedra altissima Desf. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra americana Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra antisyphilitica Berland. ex C.A.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra aphylla Forssk. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra × arenicola H.C.Cutler Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra aspera Engelm. ex S.Watson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra aurantiaca Takht. & Pachom. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra boelckei F.A.Roig Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra botschantzevii Pachom. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra breana Phil. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra brevifoliata Ghahr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra californica S.Watson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra chilensis C.Presl Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra compacta Rose Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra coryi E.L.Reed Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra cutleri Peebles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra dahurica Turcz. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra dawuensis Y.Yang Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra distachya L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Ephedra × eleutherolepis V.A.Nikitin Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra equisetina Bunge Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra fasciculata A.Nelson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra fedtschenkoae Paulsen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra foeminea Forssk. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra foliata Boiss. ex C.A.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra fragilis Desf. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra frustillata Miers Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra funerea Coville & C.V.Morton Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra gerardiana Wall. ex Stapf Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Ephedra gerardiana Wall. ex C.A. Mey. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Ephedra glauca Regel Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra holoptera Riedl Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra intermedia Schrenk & C.A.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra × intermixta H.C.Cutler Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra kardangensis P.Sharma & P.L.Uniyal Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra khurikensis P.Sharma & P.L.Uniyal Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra laristanica Assadi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra likiangensis Florin Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Ephedra lomatolepis Schrenk Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra major Host Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 2
Ephedra milleri Freitag & Maier-St. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra minuta Florin Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra monosperma J.G.Gmel. ex C.A.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra multiflora Phil. ex Stapf Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra nevadensis S.Watson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra ochreata Miers Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra oxyphylla Riedl Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra pachyclada Boiss. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Ephedra pedunculata Engelm. ex S.Watson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra pentandra Pachom. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra przewalskii Stapf Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra pseudodistachya Pachom. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra regeliana Florin Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra rhytidosperma Pachom. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra rituensis Y.Yang, D.Z.Fu & G.H.Zhu Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra rupestris Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra sarcocarpa Aitch. & Hemsl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra sinica Stapf Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra somalensis Freitag & Maier-St. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra strobilacea Bunge Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Ephedra sumlingensis P.Sharma & P.L.Uniyal Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra tilhoana Maire Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra torreyana S.Watson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra transitoria Riedl Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra triandra Tul. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra trifurca Torr. ex S.Watson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra trifurcata Zöllner Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra trifurcata Zoellner Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Ephedra tweedieana C.A.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra viridis Coville Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Ephedra vvedenskyi Pachom. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 164 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Ephedra. Of these 70 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 84 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Ephedra. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 164 species names for the genus Ephedra recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 70 42.7%
Synonym 92 56.1%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 2 1.2%

All names

The status of the 248 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Ephedra recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 78 31.5%
Synonym 168 67.7%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 2 0.8%

Of the species names,

The confidence with which the status of the 164 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Ephedra, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 70 90 0 0 160 97.6%
Medium confidence 0 2 0 0 2 1.2%
Low confidence 0 0 0 2 2 1.2%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Ephedra is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 0 2 0 2 0 4 2.4%
WCSP 70 90 0 0 0 160 97.6%