family Ephedraceae


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Noun1.family Ephedraceae - ephedras: in some classifications included in the Gnetaceae
gymnosperm family - a family of gymnosperms
Gnetales, order Gnetales - chiefly tropical or xerophytic woody plants; practically unknown as fossils but considered close to the ancestral line of angiosperms
genus Ephedra - type and sole genus of Ephedraceae: tropical and subtropical evergreen shrubby or creeping plants native to dry and inhospitable regions
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The monogeneric family Ephedraceae contains approximately 50 species of Ephedra.