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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.

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Tree. Stem: trunk of regular width; branches horizontal; wood aromatic. Pollen cone: with 6–8 whorls of 4 stamen-like structures.
5–7 species: North America, Asia. (John Torrey, New York botanist, 1796–1873)

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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on Oct 10 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Torreya, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on Oct 10 2015

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