Flowers short-pedicellate, trigonal, 49-51 mm long (pedicels to exserted anthers); floral bracts red, ovate, acute to acuminate, sparsely lepidote on the outside, 24-29 mm long, 11-14 mm wide at the broadest, much longer than the pedicels, but shorter than the calyx; pedicels stout, 2-4 mm long, 2-4 mm wide; sepals red, ovate-oblong in outline, navicular, apex cuspidate
, firm, lepidote, fleshy, thickened but not exactly carinate, 20-23 mm long, 8-10 mm wide at base and 6-8 mm wide towards the apex, longer than the floral bracts, the apex unequilateral (i.
Leaves persistent (2-)3-4 years, usually 2-ranked, usually papillose, prominently long-decurrent, alternate (opposite in Amentotaxus), linear to linear-lanceolate, attenuate, acuminate or cuspidate, glabrous, sometimes papillose on the midrib or margins; petioles 1-2 mm long or lacking, margins entire, revolute, upper (adaxial) surface dark green, lower (abaxial) surface dark green to dull yellow or yellow-green; hypostomatic, the stomata in 2 longitudinal, glaucous or pale-green to fulvous bands, single-veined, the midrib a ridge, groove, or not evident on upper surface, raised on lower surface, resin in a single canal (Amentotaxus), scattered in the parenchyma (Torreya) or lacking.
Leaves persistent 3(-4) years, spirally arranged, linear, 12-25 x 2-4 mm, abruptly acuminate to cuspidate, papillose at the margins, petiole 1-2 mm long, midrib prominent on upper surface, the stomatal bands 0.
5 cm x 1-3 mm, acuminate to cuspidate or almost mucronate-apiculate, dark green to yellow-green on upper surface, petiole distinct, 1-2 mm long, widening into a broad decurrent base; dark green to yellow-green on upper surface, midrib usually prominently raised on the upper surface, sometimes also raised on the lower surface, with or without cuticular papillae, the stomatal bands each about twice the width of the margin, 0.
8 cm x 1-2 mm; light green on upper and lower surfaces, petiole yellow-green, sometimes longer than in other species, apex cuspidate, midrib raised on upper surface.