J Syst Evol ›› 2000, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (2): 167-181.

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Taxonomic notes on the genus Illicium Linn.

LIN Qi   

  • Published:2000-03-10

Abstract: Taxonomic notes of the genus Illicium Linn. are presented based mainly on herbarium studies involving more than 10 thousand speciemens from 120 herbaria worldwide, Three new combinations are made, viz, I. fargesii Finet & Gagnep. Subsp. szechuanensis (Cheng) Q. Lin, I. parvifolium Merr. Subsp. oligandrum (Merr. & Chun)Q. Lin and I. micranhum Dunn subsp. tsangii (A. C. Smith)Q. Lin, and thirteen species, six subspecies, three varieties and two forms are reduced to synonyms. Thirty-four species, three subspecies and one variety are recognized inthis genus.

Key words: Illicium Linn., New synonym, New combination