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ID: 300343673
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300343673

 

Record Type: concept
Taxus (genus) (Taxaceae (family), Pinales (order), ... Living Organisms (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Genus containing 8 species of small coniferous trees or shrubs in the family Taxaceae, distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere. They are relatively slow growing, long-lived, and reach heights of 1-40 m, with trunk diameters of up to 4 m. Yews have rich, dark-green foliage with branches that are erect or spreading, closely covered with flattened, linear leaves. Other trees are called "yew," but are not true yews of this genus, including the plum-yew, Prince Albert yew, and stinking yew.
 
Terms:
Taxus (genus) (preferred,C,U,LC,S,English-P,D,U,N)
Taxus (genus) (Latin-P,D,U,N)
Taxus (genus) (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
yew (genus) (C,U,C,English,AD,U,N)
yews (genus) (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
tejo (genus) (C,U,Spanish-P,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  H.HL

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Agents Facet
Agents Facet
Hierarchy of Living Organisms (hierarchy name)
.... Living Organisms (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of living organisms (entities)
........ living organisms (entities) (G)
Hierarchy of Eukaryota (domain)
............ Eukaryota (domain) (G)
Hierarchy of Plantae (kingdom)
................ Plantae (kingdom) (G)
Hierarchy of Coniferophyta (division)
.................... Coniferophyta (division) (G)
Hierarchy of Pinopsida (class)
........................ Pinopsida (class) (G)
Hierarchy of Pinales (order)
............................ Pinales (order) (G)
Hierarchy of Taxaceae (family)
................................ Taxaceae (family) (G)
Hierarchy of Taxus (genus)
.................................... Taxus (genus) (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Genus van 8 soorten kleine naaldbomen of struiken uit de familie Taxaceae, die zijn verspreid over het hele noordelijk halfrond. Het zijn relatief langzaam groeiende, langlevende planten die 1 tot 40 meter hoog kunnen worden en waarvan de stam een diameter heeft van maximaal 4 meter. Taxussen hebben een warm donkergroen blad met rechtopstaande of uitspreidende, bedekt met afgeplatte, lineaire bladeren. Ook andere bomen worden taxus genoemd maar zijn geen echte taxussen van dit geslacht, waaronder de Cephalotaxus harringtonia, de Saxegothaea conspicua en de Torreya taxifolia. 

Related concepts:
source for ....  yew (wood)
..................  (softwood, <wood by composition or origin>, ... Materials (hierarchy name)) [300012774]

Sources and Contributors:
Taxus (genus)............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
..........................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
..........................  CDMARC Subjects: LCSH (1988-)
..........................  Elias, Complete Trees of North America (1980) 157
tejo (genus)............  [CDBP-SNPC, VP]
.......................  Diccionario de términos científicos y técnicos (1981) 2835
yew (genus)............  [VP]
.......................  CDMARC Subjects: LCSH (1988-)
.......................  Elias, Complete Trees of North America (1980) 157
.......................  National Museum of American Art, Media Thesaurus (1980s)
yews (genus)............  [VP]
.......................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-)
 
Subject: .....  [CDBP-SNPC, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)

 

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