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Ephedra ciliata Fisch. & C.A.Mey./ Heterotypic Synonyms: Ephedra foliata Boiss. ex C.A.Mey., it is a scrambling shrub plant. Branches slender. Leaves 2‑4 at the upper nodes, 0.8‑3.0 x 0.1 cm, linear. Male strobili solitary or 2‑3 per node, flowers 4‑6 pairs, bracteate, bracts connate, obtuse, anthers 3‑4, sessile. Female strobili pedunculate, ovoid, 2‑3‑flowered. Tubillus 1.5 mm long, straight. Berry globose, white. Seeds 2, brownish‑black. Life Form: Li-Ch,   Flowering in: Mar-Apr,   Vern:———-,   Phytochoria: SS, The native range of this species is N. Africa to Central Asia and NW. India.    Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Marmarica Plateau
Reported in Marmarica-north-eastern part of Libya by Pampanini 1930


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Saaed, M.W.B., EL-Barasi, Y.M. & Rahil, R.O. (2021) An updated checklist and quantitative analysis of the Marmarica Plateau flora, in the north-eastern part of Libya. Phytotaxa 509 (1): 001-055. An updated Marmarica Plateau flora 2021