Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1042, 1050, 1370. 1759
Common names: Star-anise
Etymology: Latin illicere, to allure
Synonyms: Badianifera Kuntze
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
Leaves sometimes appearing whorled at ends of branches. Flowers erect to drooping; peduncle smooth to rugulose; perianth white, yellow, yellow-green, pink, or red to maroon, often glandular; outer tepals often bractlike and reduced, sometimes ciliolate, inner tepals often much larger and ligulate, sometimes only slightly larger and broadly obtuse, innermost often reduced, sometimes transitional to stamens; pistils orbicular to deltoid, styles narrow and acute, often recurved. Fruits dark brown, woody to leathery at maturity; peduncle sometimes thickened. Seeds glossy, dark brown to tawny or golden. x = 13, 14.
North America, West Indies, Central America, and ne South America
Species 42 (2 in the flora).
Facts about "Illicium"
|Author||Michael A. Vincent +|
|Common name||Star-anise +|
|Distribution||North America +, West Indies +, Central America + and and ne South America +|
|Etymology||Latin illicere, to allure +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Publication title||Syst. Nat. ed. +|
|Publication year||1759 +|
|Reference||dirr1986a +, jones1988a +, roberts1983a + and thien1983a +|
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|Taxon family||Illiciaceae +|
|Taxon name||Illicium +|
|Taxon parent||Illiciaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 3 +|