Family Taxaceae -- Yews
There are 17 species in five genera 5 in this
small family. Yews are evergreen trees or
shrubs, usually not resinous or aromatic.
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Chinese Yew Bark & Foliage
There are 17 species in five genera 5 in this small family. The Yews are evergreen trees or shrubs, usually not resinous or aromatic. Yews are dioecious: pollen-bearing (staminate, or male) cones and seed-bearing (pisillate, or female) cones occur on different trees. The Taxaceae are now generally included with all other conifers in the order Pinales.
Chinese Yew - Taxus chinensis
Chinese Yew
Taxus chinensis
Weeping Japanese Yew
Japanese Yew
Taxus cuspidata var. 'Pendula'
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