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Taxus cuspidata

Taxus cuspidata Siebold & Zucc.

japanese yew

Cultivar(s): Densa

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: TACU
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Taxus cuspidata
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2020-01-01

CULTIVAR INDEX

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GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: TAXUS
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Taxus
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Yew
GENUS SUMMARY: The genus consists of about 8 (or more) very closely related species, trees and shrubs, of temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The species have been termed discouragingly similar by Hils in FNA (1993b). In e. North America, T. canadensis occurs in ne. North America, and T. floridana Chapman is endemic to Panhandle FL. T. brevifolia Nuttall, Pacific Yew, of BC and AB south to MT, ID, OR, and CA, has recently been widely publicized as the source of an anti-cancer drug, present in all species of the genus. T. baccata Linnaeus is native to Europe, and 3-4 additional species occur in Japan and e. mainland Asia (Price 1990).
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GENUS REFERENCES: Hils in FNA (1993b); Spjut (2007a, 2007b)=Y; Farjon (1998)=Z; Page in Kramer & Green (1990).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: TAXACE
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Taxaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: S.F. Gray 1822
FAMILY COMMON: Yew Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 5-6 genera and ca. 26-30 species, shrubs and trees, of isolated regions of the Northern Hemisphere and New Caledonia (as circumscribed to include Cephalotaxaceae).
FAMILY REFERENCE: Hils in FNA (1993b); Ghimire & Heo (2014); Price (1990); Tripp (1995)=Z; Page in Kramer & Green (1990).

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DURATION: Perennial
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

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569 1985-0197 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

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1212 569 177 NCBG staff 1980-02-26 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: TACU
USDA Common Name: Japanese Yew
Native Status: L48 (I)
Distribution: USA (CT, DE, KY, MA, NJ, NY, OH, PA)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Taxus cuspidata
COMMON NAME: Japanese Yew
SYNONYMY: [= C, G, K, Pa, Y; > T. cuspidata var. cuspidata - Z; = T. baccata Linnaeus ssp. cuspidata (Siebold & Zuccarini) Pilger]
PHENOLOGY:
HABITAT: Suburban woodlands, planted as hedges and ornamentals, escaping locally (Shetler & Orli 2000); native of Japan.
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Taxaceae S.F. Gray 1822 (Yew Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 5-6 genera and ca. 26-30 species, shrubs and trees, of isolated regions of the Northern Hemisphere and New Caledonia (as circumscribed to include Cephalotaxaceae).
REFERENCE: Hils in FNA (1993b); Ghimire & Heo (2014); Price (1990); Tripp (1995)=Z; Page in Kramer & Green (1990).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Taxus L. (Yew)
SUMMARY: The genus consists of about 8 (or more) very closely related species, trees and shrubs, of temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The species have been termed discouragingly similar by Hils in FNA (1993b). In e. North America, T. canadensis occurs in ne. North America, and T. floridana Chapman is endemic to Panhandle FL. T. brevifolia Nuttall, Pacific Yew, of BC and AB south to MT, ID, OR, and CA, has recently been widely publicized as the source of an anti-cancer drug, present in all species of the genus. T. baccata Linnaeus is native to Europe, and 3-4 additional species occur in Japan and e. mainland Asia (Price 1990).
REFERENCE: Hils in FNA (1993b); Spjut (2007a, 2007b)=Y; Farjon (1998)=Z; Page in Kramer & Green (1990).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Taxus cuspidata in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Taxus cuspidata in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Taxus cuspidata in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Taxus cuspidata in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Taxus cuspidata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Taxus cuspidata

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