This beautifully illustrated guide presents a carefully curated collection of 20 plant species native to Hong Kong, with scientific, detailed illustrations and morphological descriptions, together with botanical references, all essential for species authentication.
Of the 20 species selected, 15 are precious, rare and endangered, or protected species, making this guide of special importance for plant preservation in Hong Kong, as well as for botanists, plant lovers, and illustrators. The botanical illustrations are all based on many years of field observation, plant dissection, vouchers and collected specimens of the Shiu-Ying Hu Herbarium at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and have been authenticated by professional botanists and illustrated by botanical artists.
This book is also a very useful reference for STEM education, with a helpful guide that provides a variety of suggested activities for primary and secondary school teachers to use in their classrooms, helping teachers to organize classes in a way that encourages students’ interest in science through the integration of plants, art and technology.
The authors are all at the Shiu-Ying Hu Herbarium, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr David T. W. Lau is a Curator, Man-Ching Li and Hiu-Yan Wong are Education Assistants, and Tin-Hang Wong is an Education Manager here.