Taxaceae

Taxa in the category - Taxaceae:

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Cephalotaxus hainanensis H.L.Li

Restricted to the island of Hainan, China where the main threat has been exploitation of the bark and leaves for the valuable medicinal extracts. Habitat conversion and deforestation are now the most current threats Read full species entry >

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Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. wilsoniana (Hayata) Kitam.

Endemic to Taiwan where logging and the the conversion of native forest to Cryptomeria japonica plantation has caused a decline in the population. Read full species entry >

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Cephalotaxus lanceolata K.M.Feng

Endemic to NW Yunnan in China where forests have been exploited for timber and the habitat is being reduced due to forest clearance for expanding agricultural areas. Read full species entry >

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Cephalotaxus latifolia W.C.Cheng & L.K.Fu ex L.K.Fu & R.R.Mill

A difficult to identify species that is likely to be widespread in China. Past exploitation for medicinal use and deforestation have resulted in an an assessment of Near Threatened. Read full species entry >

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Cephalotaxus mannii Hook. f.

Although widely distributed in southeastern Asia it is often targeted for its timber. Futher threats include the conversion of its habitat to agriculture land which has resulted in severe forest fragmentation. Read full species entry >

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Cephalotaxus oliveri Mast.

Widely distributed in China where it has suffered from deforestation for agricultural, logging for timber and fuelwood as well as direct exploitation for its bark and other plant parts. Read full species entry >

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Pseudotaxus chienii (W.C. Cheng) W.C. Cheng

Although it has a widespread distribution in eastern China this species is very rare and has declined due to deforestation. It has also been exploited to some extent for Taxol production. Read full species entry >

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Taxus calcicola L.M. Gao & Mich. Möller

This species has recently been described from southwest China and northern Vietnam. Since then it has also been recorded from Lao PDR under the name T. wallichiana. While it is not yet included on the IUCN Redlist, it is likely to be assessed as Endangered or Vulnerable under Criterion A and possibly C. Read full species entry >

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