Castanopsis taiwaniana Formosa (Taiwan), 1918

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 11, 2019

Castanopsis taiwaniana Formosa, 1918

Castanopsis taiwaniana Formosa (Taiwan), 1918

Castanopsis taiwaniana Formosa, 1918

Vegetation on Ari-san at 3000 ft., evergreen broad-leafed forests, Castanopsis taiwaniana Hay (centre). Funkiko, prov. Kagi. [Information from label on verso of photo mount.] Original library accession 3625. Photograph N-326. 20.5 x 15.5 cm. Emulsion on glass.

Castanopsis taiwaniana Formosa (Taiwan), 1918

[Title from recto of mount.]

Alternate Title: Tree habit
Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English
Funkiko (Taiwan)
January 28, 1918

A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images.

Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers and collectors of the early twentieth century. It is not an overstatement to credit Wilson with bringing eastern Asian botany, history, and culture to widespread interest in western society, nor to exaggerate the introduction of thousands of Asian plant species to western gardens.

This photograph was among hundreds taken by Wilson during his Sixth Expedition to the Far East, which included Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Formosa (Taiwan), and Islands in the Japanese Sea, 1917-1919.

Please join us at Weld Hill on Saturday, April 13 at 9:30am for Basic Identification of Evergreens. Arnold Arboretum Horticulturist Laura Mele will introduce basic identifying characteristics of common evergreens and the lead a tour through the Arboretum’s Conifer Collection and Rhododendron Dell for viewing bark, leaves, buds, and cones.

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