Taxus chinensis

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Taxus chinensis
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Morton Arboretum Acc. 1378-56-2
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Taxaceae
Genus: Taxus
T. chinensis
Binomial name
Taxus chinensis

Taxus chinensis var. mairei

Taxus chinensis is a species of yew. It is commonly called the Chinese yew, though this term also refers to Taxus celebica or Taxus sumatrana.

Taxifolin can be found in Taxus chinensis var. mairei.[2]

This plant is used against cancer.[3][4] Paclitaxel or Taxol can be produced. The tree can also be used in many other ways and is under special protection of national and international laws.


  1. ^ Conifer Specialist Group (2013). "Taxus chinensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-26.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Chemistry of Chinese yew, Taxus chinensis var. mairei. Cunfang Li, Changhong Huo , Manli Zhang, Qingwen Shi, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, Volume 36, Issue 4, April 2008, Pages 266–282, doi:10.1016/j.bse.2007.08.002
  3. ^ "紅豆杉 Hongdoushan_School of Chinese Medicine".
  4. ^ "红豆杉_Baidu".