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Taxus baccata (English yew)

Sue Snell

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Taxus baccata (English Yew). Coniferous tree from which Taxol (paclitaxel) is extracted. Taxol is an anti-neoplastic drug which has been used to treat ovarian and breast cancer. It was first discovered in the Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolia). Close-up of leaf buds.


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