Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Taxus wallichiana Zucc.

Family: Taxaceae Genus: Taxus Species:  Taxus wallichiana Zucc.






Synonym Taxus baccata subsp. wallichiana (Zucc.) Pilg., Taxus baccata var. wallichiana (Zucc.) C.K. Schneid. ex Silva Tar. Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Yew Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Himalayan Yew Gallu, Thuno Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Yew Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude 2100-3400 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details The seed cone is highly modified, berry-like, with a single scale developing into a soft, juicy red aril 1 cm in diameter, containing a single dark brown seed 7 mm long
Habitat Occurs in moist coniferous and mixed forests Bark Type Exfoliating
Distribution India, Afghanistan to South-west China and Myanmar Bark Details Exfoliating bark that is lightly fissured colour is brown, bark flakes
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Needle-like
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree, growing 10–20 metres (33–66 ft) (exceptionally up to 28 metres (92 ft)) tall, with a trunk up to 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) (exceptionally 4 metres (13 ft)) diameter, bark is thin, scaly brown, coming off in small flakes aligned with the stem Leaf Details The leaves are thin, flat, slightly sickle-shaped, 1.5-2.7 cm long and 2 mm broad with a apex with a short point (linear)

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