Taxus cuspidata

An evergreen tree up to 20m high. It is also called Onko, Araragi .

Leaves are needle-shaped snd soft. Ripening seed surrounded by a red campanulate aril is edible.

The wood is for ornamental purposes and carving. This tree is planted as garden tree and hedges.

Distribution ; Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Korea, Manchuria, East Siberia

A form bearing yellow fruit is rarely found in Hokkaido and named var. luteo-baccata Miyabe et Tatewaki.


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