Herbarium Pacificum (Bishop Museum) (BISH)

The Herbarium Pacificum (BISH) collection consists of more than 710,000 plant, algae and fungi specimens. Our emphasis is on Hawai‘i and the Pacific Basin, but we also house representative material from other world regions. The collections of Hawaiian plants form the largest and most comprehensive assemblage of such specimens in the world, with approximately 187,000 specimens.

Numerous collections of major importance to Hawaii and Pacific botany and phycology are located at BISH, including those by H. St. John, F.R. Fosberg, O. Degener, J.F. Rock, C.N. Forbes, B.C. Stone, D.R. Herbst, W.L. Wagner, D. Nelson, U.J. Faurie, G.C. Munro, H. Mann, W.T. Brigham, I.A. Abbott, and M.S. Doty. Type specimens have been imaged at high resolution and are available online via JSTOR's Global Plants and are housed in a fire-protected room.


Contact: Barbara Kennedy, Collections Manager (bkennedy@bishopmuseum.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 January 2016
Rights Holder: Bernice Puahi Bishop Museum
Access Rights: http://www.vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
Address:
Bernice Puahi Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI   96817
United States
808 847-3511
Collection Statistics:
  • 302822 specimen records
  • 46105 (15%) georeferenced
  • 2 (0%) with images
  • 215015 (71%) identified to species
  • 708 families
  • 2395 genera
  • 6526 species
  • 6708 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
  • 9044 type specimens
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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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