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Ephedra antisyphilitica

Ephedra antisyphilitica Berl. ex C.A. Mey.

Mormon tea, Joint-fir, Clapweed, Popote

Ephedraceae (Mormon-Tea Family)

USDA Symbol: EPAN
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Specimen & Label Data

Ephedra antisyphilitica

Joint-Fir

Ephedraceae

Location: NE of low water crossing of Salado Creek on road from main base of Ft Sam Houston to Pershing Firing Range, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Open, level, floodplain, Damp, alluvial soil; frequently flooded. Among a myriad of herbaceous plants.

Description: Sub-shrub, sprawling, w/erect branches to 80 cm tall x 2 mm dia. Internodes about 2.5 cm. Stem green, glaucous w/longitudinal furrows. Leaves opposite, 1-3 mm long. Terminal buds 2-3 mm long, ovulate, bracts in 4-6 pairs, 3-6 mm long, the inner pairs becoming red & succulent when ripe.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Oct 12, 1994
Specimen number: 705

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0994
Accession Date: Jan 24, 1995
Accession Number: 78

Annotations: DCFRB Dioecious--Pistillate (In flower & fruit)

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