Ephedra gerardiana Wall. ex Stapf

  • Family : EPHEDRACEAE
  • Family (Hindi name) : SOMLATA FAMILY (सोमलता फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : EPHEDRACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ephedra gerardiana Wall. ex Stapf
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Seed is edible. Drug Ephedrine(a neuro transmitter which acts on the adrenergic receptors) is extracted from this species.
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 Flora of Coorg District, Karnataka
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ephedra gerardiana. Downloaded on 10 April 2021.

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