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


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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