Invasive Species Compendium

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Illicium verum
(star anise)

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Illicium verum (star anise)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Illicium verum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • star anise
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Essential oils
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Traditional/folklore

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Illicium verum (star anise); plant parts (A) flowering branch; (B) flower; (C) fruit. Not necessarily to scale.
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CaptionIllicium verum (star anise); plant parts (A) flowering branch; (B) flower; (C) fruit. Not necessarily to scale.
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Illicium verum (star anise); plant parts (A) flowering branch; (B) flower; (C) fruit. Not necessarily to scale.
Plant partsIllicium verum (star anise); plant parts (A) flowering branch; (B) flower; (C) fruit. Not necessarily to scale.©PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Illicium verum Hook.f.

Preferred Common Name

  • star anise

Other Scientific Names

  • Badianifera officinarum Kuntze (1891)
  • Illicium anisatum Lour. (1790), non L. (1759)

International Common Names

  • English: Chinese star anise
  • French: anis de Chine; anis étoilé; badianier

Local Common Names

  • Cambodia: phka chann; pôch kak lavhav
  • Germany: Sternanisbaum, Echter
  • Indonesia: adas cina; bunga lawang; pe ka
  • Italy: anice; finocchio della Cina
  • Malaysia: adas china; bunga lawang
  • Philippines: sangke; sanque
  • Thailand: chinpaetklip; poikak

EPPO code

  • ILLVE (Illicium verum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Illiciales
  •                         Family: Illiciaceae
  •                             Genus: Illicium
  •                                 Species: Illicium verum

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Spices and culinary herbs

Materials

  • Essential oils

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore