Herbarium Pacificum (BPBM-BISH)

The Bishop Museum, located in Honolulu, Hawaii, established in 1889, is the largest museum in the state and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific, recognized throughout the world for its collections, research projects, consulting services and public educational programs. The Herbarium Pacificum (BISH) includes approximately 79,000 macroalgal specimens, primarily from Hawaii and the Pacific. These specimens have been collected over the past 250 years by more than 1,500 phycologists, but most notably M.S. Doty and I.A. Abbott, and their students. While some of the oldest specimens were collected in the early-1800’s, approximately 35% are vouchers from studies undertaken within the past 50 years.
Contacts: Barbara Kennedy, bkennedy@bishopmuseum.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 September 2014
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
Herbarium Pacificum
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI   96817
Collection Statistics
  • 24,903 specimen records
  • 24,009 (96%) georeferenced
  • 20,656 (83%) with images (20,663 total images)
  • 19,577 (79%) identified to species
  • 134 families
  • 400 genera
  • 1,055 species
  • 1,113 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics