yew family


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Noun1.yew family - sometimes classified as member of order Taxales
gymnosperm family - a family of gymnosperms
Coniferales, order Coniferales - profusely branching and chiefly evergreen trees and some shrubs having narrow or needlelike leaves
yew - any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves
Austrotaxus, genus Austrotaxus - a gymnosperm genus having one species: New Caledonian yew
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Tom Noland, tree biochemist for Ontario Forest Research Institute and scientific leader of the project, says the studies will determine the best environment for yew cultivation and what sources within the yew family will yield the highest amount of Paclitaxel.