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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Ephedra (Ephedra intermedia) belongs to family Ephedraceae and is a genus of nonflowering plants, related to Gnetales, very near relatives of angiosperms [3].
The northern areas of Pakistan are considered to be rich in biodiversity and contain more than 400 species of medicinal plant species including genus ephedra, which is evergreen gymnosperm, belonging to family Ephedraceae [1].
The monogeneric family Ephedraceae contains approximately 50 species of Ephedra.