|Scientific name:||Ephedra foeminea Forssk.|
|Synonym name:||Ephedra campylopoda C.A.Mey.|
|Common name:||Joint pine, Leafless Ephedra|
|Hebrew name:||שרביטן מצוי|
|Arabic name:||عدام , علندي|
|Life form:||Phanerophyte, shrub|
|Stems:||Small branches glabrous, gray-green, aging red-brown at first, later gray; uppermost bud elliptic; pith white|
|Fruits / pods:||Male cones in dense axillary clusters or on side branches; female cones axillary or on side branches; ripe cones fleshy and red-colored; seeds 1 or 2 per fruit; 6–9 mm, generally > 2 × as long as wide, smooth|
|Flowering Period:||April, May, June, July, August, September, October|
|Habitat:||Mediterranean maquis and forest|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Ephedra, the Greek name used by Pliny for the common mare's tail (Hippuris; hippo "horse" and oura "tail") which it somewhat resembles. certain species are the source of ephedrine which, as ma-huang, the Chinese have used in medicine for centuries.
campylopoda, campylos, καμπυλοϛ, curved, bent; pous, a foot; a curved foot.
The Hebrew name: שרביטן, sharvitan, from שרביט, sharvit (scepter), because of the structure of the branches of the species.