Harvard University Herbaria
Hu Shiu Ying

Botanist, Emeritus of the Harvard University Herbaria

General Interests: Research on genera and families of horticultural interest, especially on plants of Chinese origin; field survey of the vegetation of Hong Kong (resulting in collections of 17,000 sets of specimens); economic plants of China, especially those of medicinal use and sources of food and tea.

Current Projects: Food plants of China, revising a manuscript of 1,000 pages covering the cultural and botanical aspects of Chinese food plants; Asteraceae of Hong Kong (illustrated).

Publications

Hu, S. Y. 1949, 1950. The genus Ilex of China. J. Arnold Arbor. 31: 233-387; 32: 39-263

Hu, S. Y. 1954. A monograph of Philadelphus. J. Arnold Arbor. 35: 275-333; 36: 52-109, 325-368, 37: 15-90.

Hu, S. Y. 1959. A monograph of the genus Paulownia. Quart. J. Taiwan Mus. 12: 1-49.

Hu, S. Y. 1960. A revision of the genus Clethra in China. J. Arnold Arbor. 41: 164-190.

Hu, S. Y. 1955. Flora of China, Family 153: Malvaceae. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Publisher. pp. 1-80 + plates I-XXIV, + index.

Hu, S. Y. 1965-1969. The Compositae of China. Quart. J. Taiwan Mus. 18: 1- 135, 233-333; 19: 1-74, 203-302; 20: 1-78, 283-340; 21: 1-52, 127-180; 22: 1-56.

Hu, S. Y. 1959-1963. Orchidaceae of China. Quart. J. Taiwan Mus. 24: 67- 255; 25: 41-67, 200-230; 26: 132-165, 373-406; 27: 155-189, 419-467; 28: 125-182; reprinted 1971, 386 pp.

Walden, B. M. and S. Y. Hu. 1977. Wild Flowers of Hong Kong. Sino-American Publishing Co., Hong Kong. 83 pp. (with water color illustrations with descriptions).

Walden, B. M. and S. Y. Hu. 1988. Wild Flowers of South China and Hong Kong. Sino-American Publishing Co., Hong Kong. 83 pp. (with water color illustrations and descriptions)

Hu, S. Y. 1980. The Metasequoia flora and its phytogeographic significance. J. Arnold Arbor. 61: 41-111.

Hu, S. Y. 1977. The Genera of Orchidaceae in Hong Kong. Chinese University of Hong Kong. 160 pp.

Horticultural Handbooks published by the American Horticultural Society: Holly Handbooks (1957, 1971); Daylily Handbook (1968)

Economic Botany

Hu, S. Y. 1969. Ephedra (Ma-Huang) in the new Chinese materia medica. Econ. Bot. 23: 346-351.

Hu, S. Y. 1970. Dendrobium in Chinese medicine. Econ. Bot. 24: 165- 174.

Hu, S. Y. 1976. The genus Panax (Ginseng) in Chinese medicine. Econ. Bot. 30: 11-28.

Hu, S. Y. 1979. A contribution to our knowledge of Tu-chung -- Eucommia ulmides. Amer. J. Chin. Med. 7: 5-37.

Hu, S. Y., L. Rüdenberg and P. D. Tredici. 1980. Studies of American Ginseng. Rhodora 82: 627-637. 1980

Hu, S. Y. 1980. An Enumeration of Chinese Materia Medica. Chinese University of Hong Kong Press. i-xxiv + 287 pp.

Hu, S. Y. 1990. History of the introduction of exotic elements into traditional Chinese medicine. J. Arnold Arbor. 71: 487-526.


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