Taxus baccata

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Noun1.Taxus baccata - predominant yew in EuropeTaxus baccata - predominant yew in Europe; extraordinarily long-lived and slow growing; one of the oldest species in the world
yew - any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves
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2010--Succes and failure of endangered trees species: low temperatures and low light availability affect survival and growth of European yew (Taxus baccata L.
Then a French pharmaceutical company, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer conducted trials on the European yew and found a compound from clippings could be synthesised into a Taxol-like substance.
Yew continues to have many uses today, although European yew and Pacific yew are in limited supply.

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