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Ephedra torreyana var. powelliorum

Ephedra torreyana S. Watson var. powelliorum T. Wendt

Torrey's Jointfir

Ephedraceae (Mormon-Tea Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled
Leaf Apex: Acute
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Cones cream to yellow. Coning occurs in spring.


Native Distribution: Texas

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ephedra torreyana var. powelliorum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ephedra torreyana var. powelliorum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ephedra torreyana var. powelliorum


Record Modified: 2023-02-08
Research By: WMWW

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