It fuses considerably below and is perceptibly volatile at a red heat.
It is a colourless crystalline solid which readily fuses to a yellow liquid.
It is a dark yellow powder, which fuses at a high temperature, the liquid on cooling depositing shining tabular crystals; at a white heat it loses oxygen and yields the monoxide.
Thus obtained it is a brownish solid, which readily fuses and resolidifies to a soft leaden-grey mass.
In Taxus the body-cell eventually divides into two, in which the products of division are of unequal size, the larger constituting the male generative cell, which fuses with the nucleus of the egg-cell.