Ephedra distachya L. is unusually Gymnospermae.It is an evergreen shrubs of the genus of ephedra, department of Ephedraceae and is divided into a forked stems of ephedra . It looks like grass, but am a tree becoming approximately 50cm. The green leaf degenerates and becomes the small squama. An axil or a shoot apex has spherical yellow green, and the male flower touches a flower in dioecism in early summer from spring, and it stretch out an axis from the floret, and the flower touches plural anther on the tip. As for the female flower, single with green; grow it, and let red fruit (accessory fruit) which wrapped up a seed in the autumn after the flower become. It is known as a medicinal herb, and is said that all grass is effective in antitussive effect, sweat, alleviation of fever. I draw off the particularly green stem and become Ephedra of the crude drug. It resembles the stem of the scouring rush.
Common name: Ephedra distachya ,
scientific name:Ephedra distachya L.,
the place of origin: - Asia of Europe, a locality: Desert, an ecotype: An evergreen shrub, a stem: It is divergence, height of the tree a lot in a knob: 25-50cm, having a single wing, a leaf color: green, a leaf: Degenerate; and form of squama, a phyllotaxis: Anti-life, dioecism, inflorescence form: A corymb, a sporophyll ear (flower): Form of cone, a male flower: 2-4 dehiscence , a male flower color: Yellow, a female flower color: green, anthesis: in May, it is colored fruit: red