Definition of Torreya taxifolia
1. Noun. Rare small evergreen of northern Florida; its glossy green leaves have an unpleasant fetid smell when crushed.
Group relationships: Genus Torreya, Torreya
Generic synonyms: Yew
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Literary usage of Torreya taxifolia
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1. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1854)
"There has been discovered the torreya taxifolia of Dr. Arnott; those who are familiar with that species now not very rare in our gardens and pleasure ..."
2. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste (1855)
"... there has been discovered the torreya taxifolia of Dr. Arnott. On first aspect there is as much difference between them as there is between the ..."
3. Some American Medical Botanists Commemorated in Our Botanical Nomenclature by Howard Atwood Kelly (1914)
"So that, all around the world, torreya taxifolia, T. Californica, T. nucifera, and T. grandis, ... The name now accepted for torreya taxifolia is ..."
4. The Generic Characters of the North American Taxaceae and Coniferae by David Pearce Penhallow (1896)
"torreya taxifolia. Radial view of the spring wood, showing the rather distant ... torreya taxifolia. Tangential view of a medullary ray, showingthe rather ..."
5. Scientific Papers of Asa Gray by Asa Gray, Charles Sprague Sargent (1889)
"... determined that, if possible, I would make a pious pilgrimage to the secluded native haunts of that rarest of trees, the torreya taxifolia. ..."