This online service provides access to herbarium specimen data and images at the Singapore Herbarium (SING). The database is regularly updated and we are currently scanning all out type specimens at a higher resolution.
ContactSerena Lee is the Herbarium Manager (Serena_Lee@nparks.gov.sg)
The Singapore Herbarium (SING) houses a main collection of about 650,000 herbarium specimens, as well as a supporting spirit collection. The Herbarium collections mainly include material from the Malesian region (Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines and New Guinea) and adjacent areas (East Asia, mainland SE Asia, the Southwest Pacific), with the most extensive collections from Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia dating from the 1880s. Out of these, about 6,800 are type specimens.
The Herbarium sends material on loan and exchange only to recognized botanical institutions (see Index Herbariorum), both locally and abroad.
Current taxonomic and systematic research in the Herbarium focuses on the Convolvulaceae (Dr George Staples), Orchidaceae (Dr Hubert Kurzweil), Zingiberaceae (Dr Jana Leong-Skornickova), Gentianaceae, Rubiaceae and the Poaceae-Bambusoideae (bamboos) (Dr K.M. Wong). Read more...