1. Family: Taxaceae Gray
    1. Genus: Taxus L.
      1. Taxus brevifolia Nutt.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Alaska to W. U.S.A.

    [EDGE]

    Forest, F. et al. 2018. Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports 8: 6053. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4.

    Conservation
    Taxus brevifolia is rated as Near Threatened (NT) according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of -2.71, which places it in position 524 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 16.65, ranked 89. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

    Taxus brevifolia Nutt. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 2008 Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], USA K000553046
    Jun 1, 2008 Macdougal, D.T. [432], USA K000553042
    Jun 1, 2008 Brewer, W.H. [1366], USA K000553035
    Jun 1, 2008 Lyall, D. [s.n.], USA K000553040
    Jun 1, 2008 Meyer, F.G. [1589], Washington K000553038 holotype
    Jun 1, 2008 Spjut, R.W. [11835], California K000553050 isotype
    Jun 1, 2008 Cumming, W.C. [1465], USA K000553034
    Jun 1, 2008 Hitchcock, C.L. [2192], USA K000553033
    Jun 1, 2008 Sandberg, J.H. [699], USA K000553043
    Jun 1, 2008 Rosendahl, C.O. [831], Canada K000553037
    Jun 1, 2008 Tracy, J.P. [7865], USA K000553036
    Jun 1, 2008 Macoun, J.M. [2340], Canada K000553041
    Jun 1, 2008 MacMillan, J. [520], Canada K000553047
    Jun 1, 2008 Spjut, R. [12308], USA K000553051
    Jun 1, 2008 Spjut, R. [12301], USA K000553052
    Jun 1, 2008 Spjut, R. [12303], USA K000553053
    Jun 1, 2008 Spjut, R. [12302], USA K000553054
    Jun 1, 2008 Spjut, R. [16021], USA K000553055
    Jun 1, 2008 Spjut, R. [12309], USA K000553056
    Jun 1, 2008 Spjut, R. [12306], USA K000553057
    Jun 1, 2008 Spjut, R. [12305], USA K000553058
    Jun 1, 2008 Spjut, R. [16013], USA K000553059
    Mar 21, 1995 Nuttall, T. [s.n.], Oregon K000553044 isolectotype
    Greene, B.D. [s.n.], Virginia K001090440
    Meyer, F.G. [1589], Washington K001090439 holotype
    Sandberg, J.H. [886], USA K000553049
    Calder, J.A. [34917], Canada K000553045
    Shaw, C.H. [686], Canada K000553048
    Halse, R.R. [4713], USA K000553039
    Torrey, J. [s.n.] K001090441

    First published in N. Amer. Sylv. 3: 86 (1849)

    Accepted by

    • Farjon, A. (2010). A handbook of the world's Conifers 2: 533-1111. BRILL, Leiden, Boston.
    • Packer, J.G. & Gould, J. (2007). Vascular Plants of alberta 1: 1-281. University of Calgary Press.
    • Farjon, A. (2001). World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers, ed. 2: 1-309. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Packer, J.G. & Gould, J. (2007). Vascular Plants of alberta 1: 1-281. University of Calgary Press.
    • Farjon, A. (2001). World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers, ed. 2: 1-309. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    EDGE Gymnosperms
    EDGE of Existence (Gymnosperms)
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Wood Anatomy Microscope Slides
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