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Anise Fruiting Body

Illicium sp., Schisandraceae

Description:

The fruiting body of this shrub. Leaves thick and waxy, similar to Camellia.

Habitat:

Grows in well shaded forest.


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13 Comments

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom a month ago

Very Beautiful Shot!

raaly123
raaly123 6 years ago

Beautiful!!

Sinobug
Sinobug 6 years ago

The consensus seems to be that this is the fruiting body one of the anises (Illicum sp.), many of which are native to southern China. Although I have been unable to match my spotting to any reference online, it is certainly typical of the genus, both in the fruit and leaf/plant structure.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

This remind me Abutilon Genus pods

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

That would be a Star Anise not the herb. I can't seem to find one that looks just like yours...but I think the genus is Ilicium.

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

I think it might be Anise Fruit

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Maybe that's in Illicium genera..

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 6 years ago

Wow, looks like galls.

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Wonderful! I hope we find an ID.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Do you perhaps have any other photos showing more of the plant?

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 6 years ago

Wat a gorgeous beautiful plant! Excellent shot Sinobug!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

So beautiful!

Beautiful

Sinobug
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Sinobug

普洱市 (Pu'er), 云南省, Paracel Islands

Lat: 22.77, Long: 100.97

Spotted on Jul 26, 2012
Submitted on Feb 20, 2013

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