Taxon  Report   2976    
Ephedra funerea  Coville & C. V. Morton
Death valley ephedra,  Death valley jointfir
Ephedra funerea
© 2013 Neal Kramer
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Ephedra funerea
© 2012 Steve Matson
Ephedra funerea
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Ephedra funerea, a gymnosperm, is a shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Ephedra funerea
© 2015 Dana York
Genus: Ephedra
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ephedra californica var. funerea
More information about  Ephedra funerea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).