Specimen Collection | Living Collections
Hawaiian Algal Database - underway with a 3-year project to characterize the red algal biodiversity of the Hawaiian Islands (Co-P.I. Gernot Presting, Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, University of Hawaii). We are using a combination of DNA sequencing (3 regions) and morphological / anatomical investigations to assess collections from our own interisland field surveys, Bishop Museum, and expeditionary collections from our collaborators (the Census of Marine Life CReefs team, the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory deep water surveys, and the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division).
Ferns and Lycophytes
There are more than 220 recognized native and naturalized
and fern ally taxa. Approximately 74% of the fern species are
26 % are indigenous (Palmer, 2003).
The University of Hawai'i has
several living plant collections that are inventoried and maintained
for educational purposes. These collections are used primarily
for supplying living specimens for teaching undergraduate courses.
UH Manoa Campus
The University of Hawai'i at Manoa is home to more than
560 kinds of trees and plants. They intrigue campus visitors
and provide students and professors with a living botanical
laboratory. Follow the route from Bachman Hall to the East-West
Center to view some of the beautiful campus flora. Please
allow about 12 hours to complete the UH Manoa campus tour.
A new digital fieldguide is being
prepared to provide a virtual tour of the some of the most
interesting species is being developed. Common names, family
names, scientific names, campus locations, and notes of
interests are provided for each species.
Krauss Hall Courtyard Water Garden
East-West Center Japanese Garden
Sherman Laboratory Courtyard Garden
Hale Halawai Native Hawaiian Garden
Ka Papa Lo'i o Kanewai Cultural Garden
St. John Laboratory Courtyard Garden
Established in 1971 by Doug Friend
the St. John Courtyard living collection serves as teaching
resource to support the Botany Department's Undergraduate
(BOT101, BOT105) and graduate program. More than 60 families
and 100 species are present.
L. Lyon Arborteum
The Lyon Arboretum is the only University
botanical garden located in a tropical rainforest in the
United States. It is also the only easily accessible tropical
rainforest on the island of O'ahu. It currently consists
of almost 200 acres at the top of the Manoa watershed with
a set of small cottages and greenhouses used for research
and community education about plants and the natural environments
of Hawai'i. As a branch of the University of Hawai'i, it
serves as a center for educational activities on plants,
arts, culture, geography, and a range of other sciences.
Currently, scholars from Anthropology, Biology, Botany,
Culinary Arts, Engineering, Geography, Hawaiian Studies,
Horticulture, and Zoology use the Arboretum in parts of
their research or teaching.
Kapi'olani Community College
UH Hilo Cycad & Palm Garden