genus Ephedra

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Related to genus Ephedra: Ephedraceae
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type and sole genus of Ephedraceae: tropical and subtropical evergreen shrubby or creeping plants native to dry and inhospitable regions

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Ma huang, which is derived from plants of the genus Ephedra, contains the alkaloids norephedrine, nor-pseudoephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and ephedrine, with the first two being minor components and ephedrine accounting for 30 to 90% of the total alkaloid content.