Type Specimens of Plants (National Taiwan University)
The original specimen that acts as evidence in the discovery of a new species is known as the type specimen, and should be preserved permanently. The image, label, and collection of information about the specimen, as well as the original text and pictures from the time of species presentation are all included in the digital contents. There are presently more than 1,000 specimens of type species in total in the TAI main collection, of which 673 were collected in Taiwan, 206 in the Islands of Micronesia, 54 in mainland China (from Sichuan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Zhejiang, and Hainan, etc., with specimens from Hainan amounting to up to 25 items, 7 in Japan, and 30 in Okinawa. The rest were collected in Vietnam, Africa, and other places.
Over 1000 items
Chinese; English; Japanese
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The Herbarium of National Taiwan University (TAI) was founded in 1929, and took over part of the botanic specimens collection of the Japanese Governor-General’s Office of Taiwan. Since its establishment, the Herbarium has painstakingly collected botanic specimens from all over Taiwan’s mountain areas, as well as in nearby regions such as Hainan Island, the Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa), and the South Pacific islands.
Taiwan; the Islands of Micronesia; China; Japan; the Ryukyu Islands; Vietnam; Africa
Dates Items Created
Taihoku Imperial University
College of Life Science, National Taiwan University
Is Located At
The Herbarium of National Taiwan University (TAI)
Is Accessed Via
General Specimens of Plants (National Taiwan University); Native Plants in Taiwan (Research Center for Biodiversity, Academia Sinica); Type Specimens of Vascular Plants (National Museum of Natural Science); Vascular Plants (National Museum of Natural Science)
Editorial Committee of the Flora of Taiwan（1993-2003）。Flora of Taiwan。Taipei, Taiwan : Editorial Committee of the Flora of Taiwan臺灣植物誌（1926）。臺灣總督府民政部殖產局(編) (1911-1921)。Icones plantarum formosanarum : nec non et contributiones ad floram formosanam。東京市：臺灣總督府民政部殖產局。臺灣總督府中央硏究所(編) (1925-1932)。Supplementa iconum plantarum Formosanarum。東京市：臺灣總督府中央硏究所。