Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Gymnosperms
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Leaves petiolate, which provide a ready means of distinguishing young plants of yew from miro (Prumnopitys ferruginea) in which each leaf lamina is continuous with the stem at its base. Poisonous.
Seed is surrounded by a fleshy red aril
Europe, N. Africa, W. Asia E. to Himalaya
Reason for introduction
Ornamental and for hedging. Poisonous
All parts of this plant are poisonous including the red “berries” with the green seed.