RAJBHANDARI ネパール王位林業植物調査局, 研究員
能城 修一 農水省, 森林総合研究所・木材利用部, 研究官
秋山 忍 東京大学, 理学部, 教務職員 (50196515)
八田 洋章 国立科学博物館, 筑波実験植物園, 主任研究官 (70132694)
御影 雅幸 金沢大学, 薬学部, 助教授 (50115193)
K.R. Rajbhan ネパール王立森林植物調査局, 主任研究官
AKIYAMA Shinobu Assistant, Botanic Gardens. Faculty of Science, the University of Tokyo
NOSHIRO Shuichi Researcher, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba.
MIKAGE Masayuki Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kanazawa University
HATTA Hiroaki Senior Researcher, Botanical Garden, National Science Museum, Tsukuba.
RAJBANDARI Keshab R. Senior Researcher, National Herb. & Bot. Labor DFPR, Kathmandu
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¥11,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥11,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1992 : ¥5,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥5,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1991 : ¥6,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥6,000,000)
Three field researches in 1991 and one field research were conducted in Nepal and Bhutan. In 1991, the main part of this project (three Japanese and one Nepalese investigators) visited the Far-west Nepal and stayed there about 50 days, and the other two Japanese members studied in the East Nepal about 70 days. During the field researches, about 540 wood samples, about 12,000 sheets of dried herbarium specimens and about 200 bottled plant specimens were collected. After the resear ches in Nepal, four japanese members did three weeks field research in Bhutan.
In 1992, three Japanese and one Nepalese members went the Far-east Nepal very near of the borders to Tibet and/or Sikkim. During about 70 days field research on this area, we collected 640 wood samples, 10,000dried specimens and 200 bottled specimens.
All of the collection were carried to Japan for the identification and further studies. All of the wood samples were cut by sliding microtome and made as microscopic slides for the photo
microscopic observation, and the remaining wood blocks after the cutting are kept in the Department of Biology, College of Liberal Arts, Kanazawa University, for further studies such as maceration, observation by scanning microscope and so on. For each sample, 10 sets of microscopic slides were made. The duplicated sets will be kept in several in institution in the world as follows : National Herbarium and Botanical Laboratories, Kathmandu,Nepal ; USDA Forest Service, Madison, U.S.A.; Rijksherbarium, Leiden, the Netherlands ; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom ; University Museum, the University of Tokyo,Tokyo; Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute Tsukuba, and others. The identified herbarium specimens are deposited in the University Museum, the University of Tokyo, and duplicates will be distributed in the herbaria in the World.
Basing on the samples and specimens collected in this projects, many botanical studies are Performed and/or performing as shown in 10. REFERENCES. Less