Mexico 2013 Flora de Puebla y Veracruz

Voucher:LCO 2613

Ephedraceae
Ephedra compacta Rose

Location:Puebla, Mpio Tepeyahualco, Laguna de Alchichica.
Coordinates: 19°24'27" N, 97°24'01" W Alt: 2335m

Female shrub 30 cm tall, 50 cm spread (grazed). In flower (or just after flowering). Stems ridged, sulcate and glaucous.
NW facing slope with Opuntia, Agave and Poaceae. 25º slope.

Identification Notes: Verified with Medina, R., 1997 'Flora Del valle de Tehuacan-cuicatlan' Vol. 12. Leaves reduced, opposite, fused and forming a short sheath. Female cones ovate and sessile with 3-5 pairs of reddish bracts. Tubilus shortly excerted. Only 1 species in Puebla.

Caamaño Onofre, L. #2613      1 June 2013

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