Appendix S1 List of Taxus samples included in this study, their ‘barcode taxon’ names, locality and voucher information and GenBank sequence numbers. The classification of Taxus in this study followed Fu et al. (1999) and Farjon (2001).

Appendix S2 Gene regions, primer identities, sequences and source of the four chloroplast loci and nuclear ITS used for PCR and sequencing in the present study.

Appendix S3 Discrimination of accepted Taxus taxa among Eurasian yews, T. baccata, T. cuspidata, T. fuana and T. sumatrana, based on single or combinations of five DNA barcoding loci. n.d., ‘taxa’ not distinguished; ×, failed to PCR.

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