Taxus baccata L.



Taxus baccata

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Taxus baccata L. - (Yew)

Perennial tree of the Yew family - taxaceae - up to 20 m. Erect stems, reddish. Leaves dark green above, light green below, alternate, flat. Not very conspicuous flowers; male and female ones on separate trees. The first ones yellowish: greenish the female. The fruit is an aril, containing inside the seed. In humid woods.

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