2a. Cephalotaxus sinensis var. sinensis
粗榧(原变种) cu fei (yuan bian zhong)
Cephalotaxus drupacea Siebold & Zuccarini var. sinensis Rehder & E. H. Wilson in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 2: 3. 1914; C. drupacea var. sinensis f. globosa Rehder & E. H. Wilson; C. harringtonii (Knight ex J. Forbes) K. Koch var. sinensis (Rehder & E. H. Wilson) Rehder; C. sinensis f. globosa (Rehder & E. H. Wilson) H. L. Li.
Leaves ± parallel sided almost throughout length, tapered from near apex only, 5-10 × as long as wide.
* Thickets, stream valleys, open situations, on granite, sandstone, and limestone substrates; 600-2300 m (-3200 m in Yunnan). S Anhui, Fujian, S Gansu, SW Guangdong, Guangxi, NE Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, S Jiangsu, Jiangxi, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, SE Yunnan, Zhejiang; cultivated in Shandong
The wood is used to make furniture, farm implements, crafts, and utensils. The branches, roots, leaves, and seeds are a source of many alkaloids, which are used to treat leukemia and lymphosarcoma. The tree is also cultivated as an ornamental.