Ephedra sinica

Ephedra sinica

Chinese ephedra
(Cao Ma Huang—草麻黄)
Ephedra sinica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Gnetophyta
Class: Gnetopsida
Order: Ephedrales
Family: Ephedraceae
Genus: Ephedra
Species: E. sinica
Binomial name
Ephedra sinica
  • Ephedra flava F.P.Sm.
  • Ephedra ma-huang Tang S.Liu

Ephedra sinica (also known as Chinese ephedra or Ma Huang) is a plant species native to Mongolia, Russia (Buryatiya, Chita, Primorye), and northeastern China (Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi).[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Stapf, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1927: 133. 1927.Ephedra sinica cao ma huang, 草麻黄Flora of China Vol. 4 Page 99,