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TAXACEAE YEW FAMILY

Matthew H. Hils


Shrub or tree, evergreen; dioecious. Leaf: alternate, linear, decurrent, tip acute; not in bundles, generally appearing 2-ranked. Pollen cone: with stamen-like structures. Seed: 1 at tip of short twig, partly or completely enclosed by subtending aril; coat woody; cotyledons 2.
5 genera, 16 species: northern hemisphere; some Taxus species widely used in landscaping. [Florin 1948 Bot Gaz 110:31–39] —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.

Key to Taxaceae

1. Aril ± red, open at top, free from seed coat, maturing with seed in 1 season; leaf not aromatic, 10–29 mm, ± flexible, spine or bristle tip 0 or < 0.5 mm ..... TAXUS

1' Aril green with ± purple streaks, closed at top, fused to seed coat, maturing with seed in 2 seasons; leaf aromatic, 25–80 mm, rigid, spine or bristle tip 1–1.5 mm ..... TORREYA

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