Star Anise

Star Anise

Scientific name: Illicium verum Hook.

Local name: Not known

 

 

 

 

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Austrobaileyales
Family Schisandraceae
Genus Illicium
Species I. verum

anise star plant

anise star flower

star-anise

Economic Importance

  • Carpel and seeds are used for spices
  • The aromatic odor and pleasant taste is due to the presence of volatile oil
  • It is also used as medicinal purposes

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