National Park of American Samoa (NPAS)
The National Park of American Samoa is a national park in the American Territory of American Samoa, distributed across three separate islands: Tutuila, Ofu, and Ta‘ū. The park preserves and protects coral reefs, tropical rainforests, fruit bats, and the Samoan culture. It is popular for hiking and snorkeling. Of the park's 13,500 acres (5,500 ha), 9,000 acres (3,600 ha) is land and 4,500 acres (1,800 ha) is coral reefs and ocean. It is the only American national park south of the Equator. The park maintains a small herbarium with 905 specimens, collected during two projects. The first project was conducted by Art Whistler and the second was led by Diane Ragone of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.
Contacts: Samantha Richert, Samantha_Richert@nps.gov
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Rights Holder: US National Park Service
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only
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. Continued support provided by the Symbiota Support Hub, a domain of iDigBio (NSF Award #2027654). Copyright 2015 University of Hawai‘i.