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Illicium anisatum L.






Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Illiciaceae A. C. Sm. (シキミ科)


Engler's syllabus (エングラー体系)

Ca 90 spp. in three genera, when established (by post-APG II) ⇐ Ohwi: Illiciaceae is includied in Magnoliaceae
Illicium L. (シキミ)
I. anisatum L. (シキミ)
I. arborescens Hayata (アカバナシキミ)
I. philippinense Merr. (シロバナシキミ)
I. tashiroi Maxim. (ヤエヤマシキミ)
I. verum Hook. f. (トウシキミ)
Schisandra Michx. (マツブサ)
Kadsura Kaempf. ex Juss. (サネカズラ)
One species, K. japonica (L.) Dunal (サネカズラ)

Illicium anisatum in Japan


索引

Shikimi (シキミ, 樒/櫁), Japanese star anise
Lifeform: evergreen, short tree ≈ 10 m in height
Distribution: China - Korea (Jeju Island) - Japan (south to the Central Honshu)
Habitat: mountainous forests → transplantation to various regions
Poison: anisatin (C15H20O8), neo-anisatin, etc.
Use: fruits for spice, ba jiao (八角), in China
Synonyms:

Illicium religiosum Siebold et Zucc.
Illicium japonicum Siebold ex Masam.

var. masa-ogatae (Makino) Honda (オキナワシキミ)
f. roseum (Makino) Okuyama (ウスベニシキミ)




ST1 ST2 ST3
[1-3] at the foot of Mount Misen (弥山, 535 m elevation), Hiroshima Prefecture, on March 16 2014.

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