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  1. F Bruce Sampson

Published Online: 19 FEB 2002

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003696



How to Cite

Sampson, F. B. 2002. Illiciales. eLS. .

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  1. Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2002


The order Illiciales is a member of the basal subclass of angiosperms, the Magnoliidae, and is made up of two small families. The family Illiciaceae contains one genus, Illicium, which has about 42 species, and the family Schisanraceae, which contains two genera – Kadsura (24 species) and Schisandra (about 25 species), including the Chinese star anise.


  • illiciaceae;
  • schisandraceae;
  • magnoliidae;
  • illicium;
  • schisandra;
  • kadsura;
  • chinese star anise