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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
Shrub, small tree. Stem: trunk generally of irregular width; branches ± drooping; wood not aromatic. Pollen cone: 4–8 stamen-like structures in a stalked cluster.
± 7 species: northern hemisphere. (Latin, probably from Greek: bow, for which wood used) [Spjut 2007 J Bot Res Inst Texas 1:203–289]
Previous taxon: Taxaceae
Next taxon: Taxus brevifolia
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Oct 30 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Taxus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9925, accessed on Oct 30 2014
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