Ephedra fragilis Desf.

Climbing or scrambling plant with leaves about 2 mm long. Male inflorescence almost stalkless with 4-8 flowers. Female with 2 flowers, 2-3 pairs of bracts. Fruit 8-9 mm long, red. Once naturalised at Beaumaris and North Brighton, Victoria and occasionally cultivated in gardens.


Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Ephedraceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Gnetopsida
order     Ephedrales
family      Ephedraceae
genus       Ephedra L.