|Common Names - Star Anise Family||Synonyms - |
|Authority - R. Sargentia or (DC) AC. Sm.||Total Number of genera - 1|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 42|
|Plant forms - Tree/Shrub|
|World Distribution - S.E. U.S. to Hispaniola, India to Korea, West Malaysia|
|Comments - The APG II system treats Illiciaceae as a family that may either be treated as part of another family, the Schisandraceae or allows for the optional segregation of the Illiciaceae from the Schisandraceae.
The Illiciaceae as an optional segregate family then has the traditional circumscription of other taxonomic systems, consisting of a single genus, Illicium.
Aromatic evergreen trees & shrubs.Usually with volatile aromatic compounds.