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4. Illicium tashiroi Maximowicz, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg, sér. 3. 32: 479. 1888.

峦大八角 luan da ba jiao

Illicium anisatum Linnaeus var. tashiroi (Maximowicz) E. H. Walker; I. randaiense Hayata.

Shrubs or small trees. Perules elliptic, to 4 mm. Leaves in clusters of 3-5 at distal nodes; petiole 0.8-1.7 cm; leaf blade lanceolate-elliptic, 6-11 × 2-4.2 cm, thinly leathery to leathery, midvein abaxially slightly prominent or toward base slightly impressed, secondary veins 5-8 on each side of midvein and on both surfaces flat or slightly prominent, base attenuate, apex acuminate. Flowers axillary. Flower peduncle 1-2 cm. Tepals 10-20, white, narrowly oblong, 11-15 × 1.5-4 mm, membranous. Stamens 17-20, 2.7-3.2 mm; filaments 1.3-2 mm; connectives truncate to obtuse; anthers 1-1.3 mm; pollen grains tricolpate. Carpels 12 or 13, 4-4.7 mm; ovary 1.8-2 mm; style 2-2.7 mm. Fruit peduncle 1.2-3.5 cm. Fruit with (8-)12 or 13 follicles; follicles 15-17 × 7-8 × 3.5-4 mm. Seeds 7-7.5 × 4.5-5 mm. Fl. Apr-Aug.

Forests; ca. 2000 m. Taiwan [Japan (Ryukyu Islands)].


 

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