Categories · Taxonomy
A small family with six genera and about 30 species. Recent morphological and molecular research has led to the merger between Cephalotaxaceae and Taxaceae.
Many members of this family have medicinal uses in traditional and modern systems.
There are 30 taxa in the category – Taxaceae:
A widespread species that only ever occurs in small isolated populations. It is currently assessed as Near Threatened due to range wide deforestation.… Read full species entry >
Amentotaxus argotaenia var. brevifolia
This variety has a restricted range in southern China with a small population that is thought to be threatened by deforestation… Read full species entry >
Poorly known species endemic to India where threats include forest clearance for agriculture, logging, firewood collection and infrastructure development… Read full species entry >
Restricted to four locations in southern Taiwan where historically the conversion of native forest to conifer plantations has been the main threat… Read full species entry >
This species was described in 1996 from the karst limestone areas of Hagiang province in northern Việt Nam. Recent field work and molecular research indicates that this taxon is conspecific with Amentotaxus yunnanensis. Consequently it is due to be removed from the IUCN Redlist.… Read full species entry >
Amentotaxus poilanei has only been recorded from a single locality on the Ngoc Linh massif in Kontum province. General deforestation and trans national road building may be threats in the near future.… Read full species entry >
Distributed in China, Loa PDR and Việt Nam where it is threatened by general deforestation and selective logging.… Read full species entry >
Endemic to New Caledonia, this monotypic genus is the only member of the Taxaceae to occur in the southern hemisphere. Assessed as Near Threatened due to habitat loss and degradation.
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Cephalotaxus fortunei var. alpina
A poorly known variety from the mountains in SW China. Deforestation is likely to have had an impact within its restricted range and therefore it has been assessed as Near Threatened.… Read full species entry >