General Specimens of Plants (National Taiwan University)
Established in 1929, the Herbarium of the Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the National Taiwan University (NTU) is now over seventy years old, with a collection of over 260,000 specimens. Among its collection, specimens of Taiwan’s indigenous plants are the most numerous, representing at least 95% of species of vascular plants in Taiwan. In order to better utilize and manage the items in the NTU Herbarium (TAI), most of the specimens in the collection and the labels of each specimen have all undergone digitization, and have been incorporated into the Herbarium’s website for the sake of sustainable preservation and for purposes of academic research, as well as for both specialized and general education.
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Field work; donation
The Herbarium of National Taiwan University was founded in 1929, and took over part of the botanic specimens collection of the office of the Japanese Governor-General of Taiwan (Taiwan Sotokufu). 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.
Dates Collection Accumulated
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
Type 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）