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 Taxus baccata
Author:   Carl Linnaeus 1753
Family:  Taxodiaceae
Habitat:   Western, Central , Southern Europe, Northwest Africa, Northern Iran, Southwest Asia
Soil:   Sandy, Mix
Water:   Medium
Sun:   Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  2 - 4 Metres
Height:  10 - 30 Metres
Reproduction:   Seeds
Common Names:   Common Yew, European Yew, English Yew.
Synonyms:  -

   This member of the Taxodiaceae family was given this name by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is found throughout western, central and southern Europe, northern Africa and south-western Asia, growing in sandy or another well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The tree can grow to ten or even 30 metres with a stem eventually reaching two or even four metres in diameter.

 It is mostly dioecious, but occasional individuals can be variably monoecious or even change sex by time. They can grow to at least 2000 years of age, some even claim the can reach 9500 years!

baccata is Latin: "Bearing red berries".

The entire plant, except the red fruit, is poison.

Kingdom SubKingdom SuperDivision Division SubDivision Class SubClass Order Family Genus Species
PLANTAE Tracheophyta Spermatophytes


Pinophytina Pinopsida


Pinales Taxodiaceae Taxus baccata