Taxus baccata L.

  • Family : TAXACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Taxaceae
  • Species : Taxus baccata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Taxus baccata L.
  • Common name : The Yew
  • Vernacular name : Sthauneyak (Kan.); Talis Patta (Hin.)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments : Coniferous tree. The plants are assosciated with a fungus and contain the substance "taxol" in their shoots. Taxol is a potential anti-cancer drug and used in the treatment of ovarian cancers.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Planted
  • Floras referred : Neginhal S.G, Forest Trees of South India, 2004.



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