Hawaii Seed Bank (HAW-S)

The University of Hawaii Seed Bank is being developed in collaboration with the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership programme. The collection is accessioned and located in the Joseph F. Rock Herbarium, Botany Department.

The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership, a global program of the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, is the largest ex-situ plant conservation program in the world. The focus is on global plant life faced with the threat of extinction and plants of most use for the future.

Depending upon the species, seeds are collected and dried to a suitably low moisture content according to an appropriate protocol and then stored in refrigeration or frozen. Research will also be conducted and include seed studies, such as tests required to better understand seed storage requirements including post-harvest seed handling, germination tests and dormancy studies, moisture relation tests, and seed morphology studies.

Working with the University of Hawaii and the other partners across 80 countries, the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership program has already successfully banked over 13% of the world's wild plant species.

Contact: Michael B. Thomas, PhD (mbthomas@hawaii.edu)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Rights Holder: University of Hawaii
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only
Joseph. F. Rock Herbarium
University of Hawaii at Manoa
3190 Maile Way, Room 101
Honolulu, HI   96822
United States
808 9566-4168
Collection Statistics:
  • 13 specimen records
  • 13 (100%) georeferenced
  • 1 (8%) with images
  • 1 GenBank references
  • 12 (92%) identified to species
  • 10 families
  • 11 genera
  • 11 species
  • 11 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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Development of the Consortium of Pacific Herbaria and several of the specimen databases have been supported by National Science Foundation Grants (BRC 1057303, ADBC 1304924 and ADBC1115116). Data Usage Policy. Copyright © 2015 University of Hawai‘i.

How to Cite: M.B. Thomas, J.F. Rock Herbarium, University of Hawaii at Manoa. 2015. Consortium of Pacific Herbaria Database (CPH). Available from: http://www.pacificherbaria.org/ (date accessed)

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