Taxaceae

Taxa in the category - Taxaceae:

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Taxus chinensis (Pilg.) Rehder

Native to China and Việt Nam where threats include logging and deforestation. Exploitation of its bark and foliage for medical purposes is also a threat. Read full species entry >

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Taxus contorta Griff.

Taxus contorta is distributed from Afghanistan through the Himalayas to central Nepal where it is declining due to logging, agricultural expansion and especially exploitation for traditional and modern medicines.  Read full species entry >

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Taxus floridana Nutt. ex Chapm.

Endemic to a very small area in northern Florida, USA where historically the population was much depleted due to selective logging which has led to fragmentation and poor regeneration Read full species entry >

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Taxus florinii Spjut

This recently described species is restricted to northwest Yunnan and southwest Sichuan. Like other Taxus species in the Himalayas and China it has been heavily exploited. No official IUCN assessment has been undertaken yet but it is likely to meet the criteria for Endangered on the basis of recent and past exploitation. Read full species entry >

Multi-stemmed tree, Yulongshan, Yunnan
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Taxus mairei (Lemée & H. Lév.) S.Y.Hu

Scattered throughout southern China, Taiwan and parts of the eastern Himalayas as well as southern Vietnam. Subpopulations are severely fragmented and threatened due to overexploitation for medicinal use, deforestation for agricultural purposes and urbanisation. Read full species entry >

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Taxus wallichiana Zucc.

Throughout its range in the eastern Himalayas this species is threatened by exploitation for traditional and modern medicines as well as the conversion of its habitat for agriculture and harvesting for fodder and firewood.  Read full species entry >

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Torreya californica Torr.

Endemic to California, USA where historically it was heavily logged and today it forms small, localised subpopulations Read full species entry >

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