Botanical Gardens Faculty of Science Osaka City University

Botanical Gardens Faculty of Science Osaka City University

The Botanical Gardens Faculty of Science Osaka City University (大阪市立大学理学部附属植物園, 26 hectares) are botanical gardens operated by Osaka City University. They are located near the Keihan-Kisaichi station, Katano, Osaka, Japan,and open to the public.

The gardens were established in 1950, and currently contain about 4500 species from around the world, including more than 1,000 species native to Japan. They also contain representatives of 11 Japanese forest types. The gardens' maple collection includes "Acer insulare", "A. pictum (mono)", "A. japonicum", "A. sieboldianum", "A. rufinerve", "A. nipponicum", "A. pycnanthum", "A. carpinifolium" and "A. amoenum".

Research accomplishments include discovery of the fossil genus Metasequoia by Dr. Shigeru Miki, as well as ongoing activities in systematics, ecology, physiology, genetics, horticulture, and dendrology.

References and external links

* [http://www.sci.osaka-cu.ac.jp/biol/botan/index.html Official web page (Japanese)]
* [http://scisv.sci.osaka-cu.ac.jp/overview_m.html Osaka City University]
* [http://homepage2.nifty.com/chigyoraku/Eichiritudai.html Photographs of gardens' maples]

See also

* List of botanical gardens in Japan


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