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Table 1 Distribution points of 15 kinds of Illicium plants

From: Global ecological regionalization of 15 Illicium species: nature sources of shikimic acid

Latin names of species


Sampling points

I. verum

In China, western and southern of Guangxi, southern of Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan and Chongqing, south-central Fujian, southwest of Guangdong and Guizhou, southeast of Hainan, Yunnan, etc.


I. henryi

In China, Anhui, Jiangxi, Fujian, Henan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Chongqing, Yunnan, southern of Shanxi and Gansu, northern of Hubei, from west to northwest of Hubei, from east to southeast of Sichuan, from eastern to northern of Guizhou, etc.


I. majus

Guangxi, Guizhou, Chongqing, Yunnan, Hunan, southwest of Hubei, from western to northern of Guangdong, from central to south central of Sichuan in China, southern of Burma, northern of Vietnam, etc.


I. simonsii

Southwest of Sichuan (Xichang, Huili, Puge),from northwest to southeast of Guizhou, northwest, northeast and central Yunnan in China, northern of Burma, northeast of India, etc.


I. micranthum

In China, Hunan, Guangdong, Hongkong, Sichuan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Yunnan, western of Hubei, from central to northern of Guangxi, etc.


I. dunnianum

In China, Guangdong, Hongkong, Guangxi, southern of Fujian, southwest of Hunan, southern and southwest of Guizhou, southeast of Sichuan, etc.


I. lanceolatum

In China, Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Fujian, Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, southern of Jiangsu, southeast of Henan, etc.


I. fargesii

In China, Chongqing, western of Hubei, northeast of Yunnan, from northwest to southwest of Hunan, from northern to northeast of Guangxi, from eastern to northeast of Guizhou, from eastern to central of Sichuan, etc.


I. jiadifengpi

In China, Jiangxi, Fujian, Hongkong, southern of Anhui, southwest of Zhejiang, northeast of Guangxin, northern of Guangdong, southeast of Hubei, from southern to eastern of Hunan, etc.


I. difengpi

In China, Guangxin, southeast of Yunnan, etc.


I. ternstroemioides

In China, Fujian, Guangdong, Hongkong, Guangxi, southern of Hunan, southeast of Yunnan, etc.


I. macranthum

In China, southeast and western of Yunnan, southeast of Tibet, etc.


I. oligandrum

South of Guangxi, Hainan in China, Vietnam, etc.


I. brevistylum

In China, Guangdong, Guangxi, southern of Hunan, southeast of Yunnan, Fujian, Hongkong, etc.


I. pachyphyllum

In China, southwest of Guangdong and Hunan, southeast and northeast of Guizhou, etc.