A herbarium specimen is made by fixing a plant part with flowers, fruits or any reproductive structures onto a mounting paper, so the specimen of key characters is a kind of verifiable and permanent reference of a plant individual or population. Specimens in herbarium can be treated as voucher specimens for researching plant population, ecology, DNA fingerprints, chemicals and pharmacology. This database of the Shiu-Ying Hu Herbarium is named as “ Digitized Herbarium Specimens” for documenting all our specimens since the earliest collection in 1960’s. The crucial information of every specimen is archived and searchable. The major objective of this database is to show the original information of the specimens in our herbarium, and to facilitate the users’ understanding of local plants regarding their taxonomy, distribution, habitats and key characters description


Acknowledgement 鳴謝:

Wu Jieh Yee Charitable Foundation Native Plant Resources and Database in Hong Kong