podocarpus & cephalotaxus

sdinenno(7B)July 6, 2009

Anyone have experience eating the fruits of the Japanese Plum Yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia) or the Yew Pine (Podocarpus macrophylla)? It seems to be a common belief that both are poisonous but I think it's just the seeds inside the fruits that are poisonous. The fruits themselves are edible.

Here are links to pages with info about the edibility of both:

http://www.ibiblio.org/pfaf/cgi-bin/arr_html?Cephalotaxus+harringtonia

http://www.ibiblio.org/pfaf/cgi-bin/arr_html?Podocarpus+macrophyllus

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