Hong Kong Plant Database

 Camellia hongkongensis (Hong Kong Camellia)


1.   Hong Kong Plant Database provides information and images about the plants of Hong Kong (including the native and exotic species that have been recorded in Hong Kong), based primarily on the specimen records of the Hong Kong Herbarium.

2.    In this release (1.0), the following information of each selected plant species is provided when available:  

(A)  Colour Photographs: more than 6000 images, including photos of Flora of Hong Kong Vol. 1 to 4, are provided and are constantly being updated; and

(B)  Species Information: Scientific Name, Synonym(s), Common Name(s), Chinese Name(s), Plant Family Name, Habit, Flowering Period, Fruiting Period, whether it is a native plant to Hong Kong, whether it is listed under the Forestry Regulations, Forests and Countryside Ordinance (Chapter 96 sub. leg.) and whether it is scheduled under Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance (Chapter 586) of more than 3000 plant species.

Note: In this database, the underscore symbol (_s) is used to represent the apostrophe ('s) in English.

For display of some Chinese common names, please install the Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (for Windows XP users) to view the unique Hong Kong Chinese characters.

3.    Whilst the Hong Kong Herbarium endeavours to ensure the accuracy of the information of the Hong Kong Plant Database, no express or implied warranty is given by the Herbarium as to the accuracy of the information or its appropriateness for use in any particular circumstances. The information provided by the Hong Kong Herbarium on the database is for reference only and any constructive comment and contribution to the database will be very much appreciated.