Bernice P. Bishop Museum (Herbarium Pacificum) (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.
Contacts: Barbara Kennedy, bkennedy@bishopmuseum.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 March 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 46,752 specimen records
  • 4,962 (11%) georeferenced
  • 42,531 (91%) with images (42,531 total images)
  • 42,369 (91%) identified to species
  • 59 families
  • 323 genera
  • 3,452 species
  • 3,585 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics