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Table 2 Range values of the environmental variables for 15 kinds of Illicium plants

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

Chinese name of species Annual mean temperature/°C Mean temperature of coldest quarter/°C Mean temperature of warmest quarter/°C Annual precipitation/mm Annual humidity/% Annual radiation /W m−2
I. verum 11.7–24.0 1.9–18.4 18.9–28.7 909–2266 58.2–77.1 121.9–156.0
Soil types lixisols, acrisols, fluvisols, etc.
I. henryi 4.5–22.3 − 4.9–14.7 13.7–28.5 697–2107 53.9–76.2 121.5–146.5
Soil types lixisols, chernozems, plinthosols, arenosols, acrisols, ferralsols, leptosols, etc.
I. majus 8.9–22.6 − 0.8–16.2 17.3–28.5 915–1933 56.2–76.1 120.7–150.6
Soil types arenosols, lixisols, acrisols, rock debris, chernozems, inland waterways, etc.
I. simonsii 4.9–20.7 − 1.3–14.9 9.8–27.5 782–1675 53.3–73.1 121.9–150.8
Soil types chernozems, arenosols, acrisols, leptosols, lixisols, luvisols, etc.
I. micranthum 7.8–23.4 − 1.3–18.5 16.1–29.1 865–2077 57.8–77.1 118.5–156.1
Soil types acrisols, lixisols, arenosols, rhogosols, chernozems, fluvisols, etc.
I. dunnianum 11.2–23.0 − 0.1–16.2 19.9–28.8 553–2203 59.9–76.0 122.1–148.6
Soil types acrisols, lixisols, arenosols, chernozems, luvisols, rhogosols, etc.
I. lanceolatum 9.3–21.2 0.1–14.0 17.2–28.5 1092–2305 71.4–76.3 121.8–145.1
Soil types acrisols, lixisols, anthrosols, arenosols, chernozems, luvisols, etc.
I. fargesii 6.9–21.5 − 2.4–13.3 15.3–28.0 793–1988 60.9–73.2 122.2–137.7
Soil types acrisols, lixisols, arenosols, rhogosols, chernozems, etc.
I. jiadifengpi 9.8–22.0 0.6–13.7 18.2–28.7 1457–2104 70.8–73.9 126–142.7
Soil types acrisols, lixisols, arenosols, rhogosols, etc.
I. difengpi 16.6–23.0 9.6–15.7 21.6–29.2 1216–1680 72.4–75.2 126.4–137.7
Soil types acrisols, lixisols, arenosols, rhogosols, chernozems, leptosols, etc.
I. ternstroemioides 15.1–25.3 5.2–20.9 21.8–28.6 1143–1941 71.8–76.9 123.9–147.6
Soil types acrisols, fluvisols, chernozems, chernozems, etc.
I. macranthum 9.5–23.3 4.1–18.5 13.9–28.4 977–1719 63.5–72.7 127.0–153.8
Soil types acrisols, lixisols leptosols, etc.
I. oligandrum 20.0–25.2 12.8–20.9 23.5–28.4 1408–1722 72.9–76.9 130.6–147.6
Soil types acrisols, fluvisols, lixisols, arenosols, etc.
I. brevistylum 13.3–21.0 3.5–12.5 22.2–28.6 1247–2077 71.1–72.9 123.9–139.4
Soil types acrisols, chernozems, etc.
I. pachyphyllum 16.4–17.8 6.1–7.9 25.8–26.6 1190–1505 71.9–72.1 124.1–126.5
Soil types acrisols, etc.