Description from Flora of China
Taxus baccata subsp. cuspidata (Siebold & Zuccarini) Pilger var. chinensis Pilger in Engler, Pflanzenr. IV. 5 (Heft 18): 112. 1903; T. baccata var. sinensis A. Henry; T. chinensis (Pilger) Rehder; T. cuspidata Siebold & Zuccarini var. chinensis (Pilger) C. K. Schneider.
Leaves linear, straight to distally falcate, usually 1.5-2.2 cm × ca. 3 mm, thick textured, midvein of same color as stomatal band, densely and evenly papillate, margin flat in living state.
Forests, often among bamboos, frequently by streams; 1100-2500(-2700) m. S Anhui (Huang Shan), Fujian, S Gansu, N Guangxi, SE and W Guizhou, W Hubei, NE Hunan, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, E Yunnan, Zhejiang; cultivated in Jiangxi (Lu Shan) [N Vietnam]