Taxus baccata (English yew)

  • Sue Snell
  • Digital Images
  • Online

Available online

view Taxus baccata (English yew)

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence. Read more about this licence.


Taxus baccata (English yew). Sue Snell. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

Selected images from this work

View 1 image

About this work


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).


Permanent link