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YEW, ASIAN

Taxus celebica (Chinese yew)
Taxus chinensis (Chinese yew)
Taxus chinenseis var mairei (Taiwan yew)
Taxus cuspidata (Japanese yew)
Taxus sumatrana (Chinese yew)
Taxus wallichianayew (mountain yew [in the philippines])


Tasux spp. of the family Taxaceae

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions


both sides of a sample plank of Japanese yew listed botanically only as Taxus spp.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Japanese yew / Taxus spp. --- HUGE enlargements are present


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Japanese yew / Taxus spp. --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Japanese yew / Taxus spp. --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Japanese yew "branch burl" / Taxus cuspidata --- "branch burl" in this case does not mean a burl that was on a branch, it means that this is not actually a burl at all but rather a burl-LOOKING piece where several small brances came into the trunk, giving the swirly burl-like appearance. I also note that the purple in these pics is much more vibrant in the pics than it is in the wood itself and I have seen this effect on other pices of yew. HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Japanese yew "branch burl" / Taxus cuspidata --- "branch burl" in this case does not mean a burl that was on a branch, it means that this is not actually a burl at all but rather a burl-LOOKING piece where several small brances came into the trunk, giving the swirly burl-like appearance. I also note that the purple in these pics is much more vibrant in the pics than it is in the wood itself and I have seen this effect on other pices of yew. HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above

web pics:


plank labeled Japanese yew / Taxus cuspidata


plank labeled Taiwan yew / Taxus mariei, which is an incorrect botanical name. It should be "Taxus chinenseis var mairei", NOT Taxus mairei


Japanese yew / ichii / Taxus cuspidata smartphone holder


Japanese yew smartphone holder


turned boxes labeled Japanese yew