Saturday, December 8, 2012

Yew

Finally found the trees that grow those cute red fruits (aril) are called yew, genus Taxus.
They are very poisonous - the leaves can kill the cattle and horses that eat the plants, but the fruits are harmless to birds and allow them to be eaten and dispersed. I wonder if humans can eat the fruits too.

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  1. Yew.Taxus 中文叫紫杉
    樹皮萃取物Taxol
    是一種Antitumor medicine treated for cancer
    Breast Cancer and Lung cancer etc

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    1. 真的對Lung cancer有效嗎?

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  2. wow the fruit looks interesting~

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