Taxus contorta

Taxus contorta commonly known as the west Himalayan yew is a species of tree in the genus Taxus. It lives in temperate forests of Afghanistan Northern India, Tibet and Pakistan.[1] It is commonly traded as timber for house construction and furniture. Taxus fuana is sometimes considered a synonym for T. contorta.[2]

Taxus contorta
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Taxaceae
Genus: Taxus
T. contorta
Binomial name
Taxus contorta


  1. ^ "Taxus contorta (West Himalayan Yew)".
  2. ^ Thomas, P. 2011. Taxus contorta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.