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Taxus macrocarpa

(Taxus macrocarpa)

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Description

“Pet poisonous” – Toxic parts: bark, leaves, seeds Taxus is a genus of small coniferous trees or shrubs in the yew family Taxaceae. They are relatively slow-growing and can be very long-lived, and reach heights of 2.5-20 metres (8.2-65.6 ft), with trunk girth averaging 5 metres (16 ft). They have reddish bark, lanceolate, flat, dark-green leaves 10-40 millimetres (1-2-1 1-2 in) long and 2-3 mm (3-32-1-8 inch) broad, arranged spirally on the stem, but with the leaf bases twisted to align the leaves in two flat rows either side of the stem.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Pinopsida
Order:Pinales
Family:Taxaceae
Genus:Pinales
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