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.
Contacts: Barbara Kennedy, Collections Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 January 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Rights Holder: Bernice Puahi Bishop Museum
Access Rights: http://www.vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
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.