Joseph F. Rock Herbarium (Univ. of Hawaii) (HAW)

Founded in 1908, the Joseph F. Rock Herbarium (HAW) serves the official university repository for botanical plant specimens and includes the Lyon Arboretum specimen collection. It is the result of decades of plant exploration by some of the leading researchers in the Pacific basin and collections continue to expand. Today, the herbarium is part of the University Museum Consortium, and comprises approximately 50,000 dried preserved plant specimens.

Mission: The mission of the herbarium is to maintain and expand the collection to make a thorough representation of Hawaiian and Pacific Island flora, with particular emphasis on vascular plants. For more than 100 years, the herbarium has been a focal point for teaching, training, and education on the flora of Hawai'i and the Pacific.



Contact: Tom A. Ranker (ranker@hawaii.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 January 2016
Rights Holder: University of Hawaii
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only
Address:
Joseph. F. Rock Herbarium
Botany Department
University of Hawaii at Manoa
3190 Maile Way, Room 101
Honolulu, HI   96822
United States
808 9566-4168
Collection Statistics:
  • 6,968 specimen records
  • 107 (2%) georeferenced
  • 6 (0.09%) with images
  • 989 (14%) identified to species
  • 104 families
  • 112 genera
  • 295 species
  • 296 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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