The Foreign Asia herbarium collection in CSBG (NS) is digitized. This is our first experience of digitizing by using floristic rather than systematic principle. The total number of herbarium samples are 4794. Herbarium materials from 11 countries are presented: Mongolia (3211), China (759), Japan (661), Turkey(75), India (35), South Korea (16), Iran (17), Afghanistan (6), Taiwan (6), Syria (5), Philippines (3). The dataset excludes specimens from the territory of ex-USSR (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan).