University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM-HAW-A)

Founded in 1908, the Joseph F. Rock Herbarium (HAW) serves the official university repository for plant specimens associated with student, staff, and faculty teaching and research. The herbarium was created by Dr. Joseph F. Rock's original collections and is the oldest herbarium in Hawaii. It is the result of decades of plant exploration by some of the leading researchers in the Pacific basin and today its use continues to expand. The herbarium is part of the University Museum Consortium, and comprises approximately 60,000 dried preserved plant specimens including algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes, angiosperms, fungi, and ancillary collections of 35 mm slides, wood, seed, and DNA. 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 with particular emphasis on vascular plants.
Contacts: Thomas A. Ranker, Curator,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 8fc52404-8f9c-436c-bb23-452d2883ddfa
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Hawaii
Access Rights:
Joseph F. Rock Herbarium
Botany Department
University of Hawaii
3190 Maile Way, Rm 101
Honolulu, HI   96822
United States
808 956-4168
Collection Statistics
  • 4,730 specimen records
  • 4,177 (88%) georeferenced
  • 648 (14%) with images (648 total images)
  • 3,294 (70%) identified to species
  • 163 families
  • 396 genera
  • 730 species
  • 752 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics