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Illicium sp., Schisandraceae
The fruiting body of this shrub. Leaves thick and waxy, similar to Camellia.
Grows in well shaded forest.
Very Beautiful Shot!
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.
This remind me Abutilon Genus pods
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.
I think it might be Anise Fruit
Maybe that's in Illicium genera..
Wow, looks like galls.
Wonderful! I hope we find an ID.
Do you perhaps have any other photos showing more of the plant?
Wat a gorgeous beautiful plant! Excellent shot Sinobug!
Spotted on Jul 26, 2012 Submitted on Feb 20, 2013
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