Syn.: Ephedra foliata var. ciliata Stapf, Ephedra foltata Boiss (Ali and Qaiser 1987). Type described from Gilan, Persia.
"Scandent or trailing plant. Branches slender. Leaves 2-4 at the upper nodes, 0.8-3.0 × 0.1 cm, linear. Male strobili solitary or 2-3 per node; flowers 4-6 pairs, bracteate; bracts connate, obtuse; anthers 3-4, sessile. Female strobili pedunculate, ovoid, 2-3-flowered. Tubillus c. 1.5 mm long, straight. Berry globose, white. Seeds 2, brownish-black." Flowers from February to March (Ali and Qaiser 1987).
Central Asia, including Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan; fairly common throughout at elevations of 700-2300 m (Ali and Qaiser 1987).
Ali, S.I. and M. Qaiser (eds.). 1987. Flora of Pakistan. http://www.efloras.org.
Last Modified 2017-12-29