Illicium verum Hook.f.

First published in Bot. Mag. 114: t. 7005 (1888)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is China (S. & W. Guangxi) to N. Vietnam. It is a tree and grows primarily in the subtropical biome. It is used as a medicine and for food.

Distribution

Native to:

China Southeast, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Cambodia, China South-Central

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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PAFTOL

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. Chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2008). Flora of China 7: 1-499. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Kew Species Profiles

  • Davidson, A. (2006). The Oxford Companion to Food. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
  • Grimshaw, J. & Bayton, R. (2009). New Trees: Recent Introductions to Cultivation. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Howes, M-J. R., Kite, G. C. & Simmonds, M. S. J. (2009). Distinguishing Chinese star anise from Japanese star anise using thermal desorption-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 57: 5783–5789.
  • Huxley, A., Griffiths, M. & Levy, M. (1997). The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening, Volume 2 (D–K). The Stockton Press, New York.
  • Kiple, K. F. & Ornelas, K. C. (2000). The Cambridge World History of Food, Volume 1. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • Mabberley, D. J. (2008). Mabberley’s Plant-book: a Portable Dictionary of Plants, their Classification and Uses. Third edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • Seidemann, J. (2005). World Spice Plants. Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg.
  • Shiva, K. N. (2008). Star anise. In: Spices, Volume 2, eds V. A. Parthasarathy, U. Parthasarathy & A. Kumar, pp. 247–259. Today & Tomorrow’s Printers and Publishers, New Dehli, India.
  • Van Wyk, B. (2005). Food Plants of the World. Timber Press, Oregon.
  • Xia, N. & Saunders, R. M. K. (2008). Flora of China: Illicium verum. (Accessed 28 January 2013).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. Chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2008). Flora of China 7: 1-499. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • Diazgranados, M., Allkin, B., Black N., Cámara-Leret, R., Canteiro C., Carretero J., Eastwood R., Hargreaves S., Hudson A., Milliken W., Nesbitt, M., Ondo, I., Patmore, K., Pironon, S., Turner, R., Ulian, T. (2020). World Checklist of Useful Plant Species. Produced by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity.
  • FPI (2021). Food Plants International. https://fms.cmsvr.com/fmi/webd/Food_Plants_World?homeurl=https://foodplantsinternational.com/plants/
  • GRIN (2021). Germplasm Resources Information Network from the United States Department of Agriculture. https://www.ars-grin.gov/
  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humbodlt (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014
  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014
  • Jansen, P., Lemmens, R., Oyen, L., Siemonsma, J., Stavast, F. & Van Valkenburg, J. (1991) Plant Resources of South-East Asia. Basic list of species and commodity grouping. Final version. Pudoc, Wageningen.
  • Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) v.10 (2021); http://mpns.kew.org/
  • RBG, Kew (2021). Kew Economic Botany Collection. https://ecbot.science.kew.org/
  • Willis, K.J. (ed.) (2017). State of the World’s Plants 2017. Report. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 2, 2003 s.coll. [s.n.] China K000681651 Type Yes
China K:SPC-32455.000 No

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Living Collection Database

    • Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Species Profiles

    • Kew Species Profiles
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  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    • ColPlantA database
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  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0