The purpose of this study was to present integrated information on Taxus, particularly the Mexican species T. globosa. The study is based on a review of literature, laboratory and field work, and herbarium study. The existing information shows that the species are morphologically similar, but are relatively unknown in terms of their biology, and taxonomically they are classified by their geographic distribution. T. globosa is distributed, unevenly, from northern Mexico (Tamaulipas and Nuevo León) to Honduras. It flowers from January to March and produces fruit from May to November. In nature, it reproduces by seed, although it produces sprouts from the stem, an important potential for vegetative propagation. All of the plant's parts are poisonous except for the arilo, which is edible and attracts birds. It is in its toxic nature that its economic importance lies. It produces a pseudo-alkaloid called taxol, which acts against various types of cancer, among these ovarian cancer, and thus a considerable increase in its demand is expected. Bibliographic information on Taxus is very scarce, especially on the Mexican species, which is rare and has not been studied, and its biological characteristics, its population and habitat are unknown. The paper concludes with a description of its potential for use and the need to investigate it in order to protect, propagate, conserve, and possibly cultivate it.