Family:
Taxaceae Gray
Genus:
Taxus L.

Taxus contorta Griff.

This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Afghanistan to Central Himalaya.

[EDGE]

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

Conservation
Taxus contorta is rated as Endangered (EN) according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of 2.09, which places it in position 64 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 19.24, ranked 148. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya

Taxus contorta Griff. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
May 1, 2008 s.coll. [3] K001090446 Yes
May 1, 2008 Edelberg, L. [1979], Afghanistan K000552976 No
Dec 1, 2005 Sinnott, M. [EPAK146], Pakistan K000288206 No
Mar 21, 1995 Griffith, W. [5002], Afghanistan K000552975 lectotype Yes
Sprague, T.A. [130], Pakistan K000288213 No
Gamble, J.S. [23768], India K000288220 No
Strachey, R. [A0002], India K000288211 No
Thomson, T. [s.n.], India K000288237 No
Haines, H.H. [2290], India K000288225 No
Schlagintweit, R. [s.n.], India K000288226 No
Stewart, R.R. [5931], India K000288207 No
Aitchison, J.E.T. [69], Afghanistan K000288212 No
Drummond, J.R. [26626], India K000288224 No
Rich, H.H. [93], India K000288223 No
Berry, M.J. [12], Nepal K000288231 No
Heybroek, T.W. [29], Pakistan K000288219 No
Thomson, T. [1174], India K000288209 No
Mukerji, S.K. [A0001], India K000288210 No
Wallich, N. [6054B], India K000288202 No
Rich, H.H. [1030], India K000288227 No
Rodin, R.J. [5313], Pakistan K000288222 No
Gamble, J.S. [23507], India K000288221 No

First published in Itin. Pl. Khasyah Mts.: 351 (1848)

Not accepted by

  • Farjon, A. (2001). World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers, ed. 2: 1-309. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Taxus wallichiana.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Möller, M., Gao, L.M., Mill, R.R., Li, D.Z., Hollingsworth, M.L. & Gibby, M. (2007). Morphometric analysis of the Taxus wallichiana complex (Taxaceae) based on herbarium material Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 155: 307-335.

  • EDGE Gymnosperms

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

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    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 2022. 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 2022. 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