Taxus baccata L.

 
  • Family : TAXACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Taxaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Taxus baccata L.
  • Common name : The Yew
  • Vernacular name : Sthauneyak (Kan.); Talis Patta (Hin.)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Comments / notes : A conifer. The plants are assosciated with a fungus and that produces "taxol". Taxol is a potential anti-cancer drug and used in the treatment of ovarian cancers.
  • Reproductive stages : March-September
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Neginhal S.G, Forest Trees of South India, 2004.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Taxus baccata. Downloaded on 22 August 2019.

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