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Illicium Linnaeus. Star-anise.

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A genus of about 42 species, shrubs and trees, of temperate and subtropical se. Asia and se. North America (se. United States, Cuba, Haiti, and e. Mexico). Morris et al. (2007) studied the evolution of the genus and revised its sectional taxonomy; New World and Old World taxa form separate clades, treated as separate sections, our species being in section Cymbostemon.

Ref: Keng In Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Morris et al. (2007); Stone & Freeman (1968); Vincent (1997a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997). Show full citations.

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