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Toxicity of the yew tree (Taxus baccata).

Toxicity of the yew tree (Taxus baccata). - Botany Forum

Toxicity of the yew tree (Taxus baccata). - Botany Forum


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Old 09-30-2007, 03:51 PM
Jean-Luc PerriŽns
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Default Toxicity of the yew tree (Taxus baccata).



Hello,

I am researching the yew tree (considering to plant it in my garden) and
found that sources conflict as to which is the most toxic part of the tree:
needles or seeds? Could anyone provide some conclusive, reliable information
to that?

Thanks in advance!

Jean-Luc


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Old 09-30-2007, 05:13 PM
P. van Rijckevorsel
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Default Toxicity of the yew tree (Taxus baccata).

Why? Lethal is lethal.
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:48 PM
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Default Toxicity of the yew tree (Taxus baccata).




hi,

taxin (alcaloid) content in the seed about 0,16 %, in the needles
(leaves) about 0,7 - 1,4 % and max. in winter up to 2 % (Deutsche
Apotheker Zeitschrift 1937, p. 1265)

I have also one in my garden, wonderful tree

cheers kauhl
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