Alnus formosana

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Formosan Alder
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Betulaceae
Genus: Alnus
Subgenus: Clethropsis
Species: A. formosana
Binomial name
Alnus formosana
(Burkill) Makino

Alnus formosana, or Formosan Alder, is a species of alder native to Taiwan. It is a medium-sized tree, up to 20 metres (66 ft) in height. It is a common species growing on riverbanks from near sea level to 2,900 metres (9,500 ft).[1]


  1. ^ Pei-chun Li & Alexei K. Skvortsov. "Alnus formosana". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 10 September 2012.