Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Datasheet

Taxus baccata
(English yew)

Toolbox

Datasheet

Taxus baccata (English yew)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 29 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Taxus baccata
  • Preferred Common Name
  • English yew
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •         Class: Taxopsida
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Carved material
  • Ornamental
  • Poisonous to mammals
  • Windbreak

Don't need the entire report?

Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need.

Generate report

Pictures

Top of page
PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Tree habit of Taxus baccata in stand, height 7 m. Abruzzo National Park, Italy.
TitleTree
CaptionTree habit of Taxus baccata in stand, height 7 m. Abruzzo National Park, Italy.
CopyrightLucio Di Cosmo
Tree habit of Taxus baccata in stand, height 7 m. Abruzzo National Park, Italy.
TreeTree habit of Taxus baccata in stand, height 7 m. Abruzzo National Park, Italy.Lucio Di Cosmo
Tree habit in open grown specimen of Taxus baccata, height 4 m. University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy.
TitleTree
CaptionTree habit in open grown specimen of Taxus baccata, height 4 m. University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy.
CopyrightLucio Di Cosmo
Tree habit in open grown specimen of Taxus baccata, height 4 m. University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy.
TreeTree habit in open grown specimen of Taxus baccata, height 4 m. University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy.Lucio Di Cosmo

Identity

Top of page

Preferred Scientific Name

  • Taxus baccata L.

Preferred Common Name

  • English yew

Other Scientific Names

  • Taxus baccata var. aurea Carrière
  • Taxus baccata var. fastigiata (Lindl.) Loudon
  • Taxus baccata var. fastigiata-aurea Seneclauze
  • Taxus baccata var. washingtonii (Richard Sm.) Beissner
  • Taxus canadensis var. washingtonii Richard Sm.
  • Taxus fastigiata Lindl.

International Common Names

  • English: common yew; European yew
  • Spanish: tejo
  • French: if commun
  • Russian: tis

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Beeren- Eibe; eibe
  • Italy: albero della morte; libo; tasso
  • Netherlands: gewoone taxus
  • Poland: cis
  • Spain: tejo

EPPO code

  • TAXBA (Taxus baccata)

Taxonomic Tree

Top of page
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •                 Class: Taxopsida
  •                     Family: Taxaceae
  •                         Genus: Taxus
  •                             Species: Taxus baccata

Uses List

Top of page

Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Windbreak

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Poisonous to mammals
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

Top of page

Veneers

Woodware

  • Marquetry
  • Turnery
  • Wood carvings