J Syst Evol ›› 2020, Vol. 58 ›› Issue (5): 527-532.DOI: 10.1111/jse.12677

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In memory of Professor Tang Yan‐Cheng: New perspectives in systematic and evolutionary biology

Qiu-Yun(jenny) Xiang1*, Zhi-Duan Chen2, Bao-Hua Song3, and David E. Boufford4   

  1. 1Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
    2State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
    3Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    4Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02318, USA
  • Online:2020-08-22 Published:2020-09-01


In China, three institutes for botanical research were established in the 1920s. They were the Department of Botany, Biological Laboratory of the Science Society of China (1922, Nanjing), the Fan Memorial Institute of Biology (1928, Beiping), and the Institute of Botany, Beiping Academy of Sciences (1929, Beiping).