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Anise Fruiting Body

Illicium sp., Schisandraceae


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


Grows in well shaded forest.

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Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom a year ago

Very Beautiful Shot!

raaly123 7 years ago


Sinobug 7 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 7 years ago

This remind me Abutilon Genus pods

ceherzog 7 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 7 years ago

I think it might be Anise Fruit

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Maybe that's in Illicium genera..

ChunXingWong 7 years ago

Wow, looks like galls.

KarenL 7 years ago

Wonderful! I hope we find an ID.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

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

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 7 years ago

Wat a gorgeous beautiful plant! Excellent shot Sinobug!

MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

So beautiful!


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普洱市 (Pu'er), 云南省, Paracel Islands

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

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