genus Taxus


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Noun1.genus Taxus - yewsgenus Taxus - yews          
gymnosperm genus - a genus of gymnosperms
family Taxaceae, Taxaceae, yew family - sometimes classified as member of order Taxales
English yew, Old World yew, Taxus baccata - predominant yew in Europe; extraordinarily long-lived and slow growing; one of the oldest species in the world
California yew, Pacific yew, Taxus brevifolia, western yew - small or medium irregularly branched tree of the Pacific coast of North America; yields fine hard close-grained wood
Japanese yew, Taxus cuspidata - shrubby hardy evergreen of China and Japan having lustrous dark green foliage; cultivated in the eastern United States
Florida yew, Taxus floridana - small bushy yew of northern Florida having spreading branches and very narrow leaves
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The first fossil records appear in the Triassic (Paleotaxus), while the genus Taxus is documented as early as the Jurassic, with close proximity to the existing species of Taxus baccata (ABELLA, 2009).
The genus Taxus includes 12 species, only one native to Europe, with few morphological features to distinguish some species from others (COPE, 1998; PARMAR & al.
As mentioned above, the genus Taxus is documented at least from the Jurassic, although it seems that it reached its full extension during the Tertiary and the Quaternary (DEFORCE & BASTIAENS, 2003).