SPECIMEN COLLECTIONS

  • UH Campus Arboretum

    In 2016, the UH Arboretum became an officially registered and accredited Arboretum through ArbNet. However, it was over a century ago, that the University...

  • Algae

    The Hawaiian Islands are the most distant from any other land mass on earth. Because of this geography, their flora and fauna have evolved...

  • Fungi

    Hawai'i has a rather sparse funga but what Hawai'i lacks in diversity and abundance, it makes up for in beauty and uniqueness. The few...

  • Ferns and Lycophytes

    The Hawaiian Islands are well known for having one of the highest documented percentages of endemic plants in the world. Hawaiian ferns and lycophytes...

  • Flowering Plants

    A subtropical region, Hawaii has a year-round warm climate and soil heavy with volcanic ash - two elements that play a role in the...

  • Mosses

    Our checklist of Hawaiian mosses begins where its predecessor — the checklist compiled by Hoe (1974) — left off, and updates that document by...

  • Lichens

    Seventy million years ago, the first Hawaiian Islands emerged from the Pacific Ocean. Then as now, Hawai‘i was the world’s most isolated archipelago. For...

  • Hawaii Plant DNA Library

    Since 1992, the University of Hawaii has been collecting and extracting DNA from native Hawaiian plants. This has culminated in the production of the...