Image obtained from Hanfmediem portal.
Figure 18 . Sketches descriptive of Ephedra andina. AG. Ephedra andina Poepp. Ex Meyer, A. Branch of a female plant (X 1); B. Female strobilus (X 50); C. Fruit (X 50); D. Branches of a male plant (X 1), E. Male inflorescence (X 50); F. Male strobilus (X 50); G. Male flower (X 50).
Art Gallery. Digital Library of the University of Chile (Santiago).
If you look at the images, then you'll see it looks nothing like plants with normally shaped, but spongy, and red to purple leaves.
Edited by Abramelin, 03 January 2013 - 01:35 PM.