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Ephedra sinica
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Ephedra sinica

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 69849

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Ephedra sinica is cold hardy
USDA Zone:5-
Type of plant - evergreen shrub
Flower or inflorescence: small YELLOW-BROWN in clusters, dioecious
Fruit: RED cones.....(dormant seeds germinate during 1-12 months stratification)
Foliage: scale-like, articulate, on jointed rush-like grooved stems
Height, in meters: 1
Height, in feet: 3.30
Ephedra sinica sales history
Parts of Ephedra sinica are considered toxic.

Common names for Ephedra sinica:

(TCM: chills,fever,headache,coughs),  (tox: ephedrine & minor alkaloids),  Cao ma huang,  Chinese Ephedra,  Chinese Joint Fir,  Desert Herb,  Shrubby Horsetail,  Tsao mao huang,  Zhong ma huang, 


Ephedra sinica is included in the following
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Germination guide for Ephedra sinica

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Ephedra sinica seeds will usually germinate in 7-14 days, if conditions are favourable.
Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Ephedra sinica seeds on the surface of a free draining seed sowing mix at about 25°C.

Sow Ephedra sinica seeds on the surface of moist compost, use a translucent cover to allow light in and to keep the compost humid and warm (do not place in direct sunlight)

Needs high humidity, warmth and light. Frequent misting is good but will rot if sitting in water.


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