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Taxon: Taxus brevifolia Nutt.

 
Genus: Taxus
Family: Taxaceae
Nomen number: 101846
Place of publication: N. Amer. Sylv. 3:86, t. 108. 1849
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Nov-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (5 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • Pacific yew  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • western yew  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • western yew  (Source: ICAW) - English
  • if de l’Ouest  (Source: ICAW) - French (Canada)
  • läkeidegran  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: source of taxol
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: United States [Alaska (s.)]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta, British Columbia]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  3. Cope, E. A. 1998. Taxaceae: the genera and cultivated species. Bot. Rev. (Lancaster) 64:307.
  4. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  6. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America. 2:425.
  7. Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California
  8. Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955-1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest.
  9. Hultén, O. E. G. 1968. Flora of Alaska and neighboring territories.
  10. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening 4:438.
  11. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants Note: poisonous
  12. Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  14. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  15. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.

Check other web resources for Taxus brevifolia Nutt. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Taxus brevifolia cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=101846. Accessed 18 September 2019.