Taxus floridana

Nuttall ex Chapman

Fl. South. U.S. 436. 1860.

Common names: Florida yew
EndemicConservation concern
Synonyms: Taxus baccata var. floridana (Nuttall ex Chapman) Pilger
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

Shrubs or small trees to 6(–10) m, dioecious, trunk to 3.8 dm diam. Bark purplish brown, thin, scaly. Branches stout, spreading. Leaves 1–2.6(–2.9) cm × 1–2(–2.2) mm, mostly slightly falcate, light green with 2 grayish bands abaxially, with cuticular papillae along stomatal bands, dark green adaxially, epidermal cells as viewed in cross section of leaf wider than tall or ± isodiametric. Seed ellipsoid, 5–6 mm.

Phenology: Seeds maturing in early fall.
Habitat: Moist, shaded ravines in hardwood forests
Elevation: 15–30 m


Taxus floridana is a rare endemic along the Appalachicola River in Florida.

Of conservation concern.

Selected References


Lower Taxa