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Selected Websites on Plants in Hawai'i
Bishop Museum Botany Collections
Plant databases and checklists maintained by the Bishop Museum, including taxonomic names, native and naturalized Hawaiian vascular plants and algae, a kalo identification guide, and a Hawaiian ethnobotany database.
Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
This joint project of the Smithsonian Institute and the National Tropical Botanical Garden provides information on Hawaiian vascular plants taken primarily from The Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai`i by Wagner, Herbst, and Sohmer (1999) and Hawai`i's Ferns and Fern Allies by Palmer (2003). A supplement tracks differences between the Manual and the website’s databases.
Hawaii's Endangered Plants
A list of endangered species.
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Cultural and scientific information on nearly 150 plants listed by Hawaiian or scientific name, from the Bishop Museum.
Hawaiian Native Plant Images
Personal collection of 100,000+ images for 2,500 species by biologists Forest & Kim Starr.
Hawaiian Native Plant Propagation Database
Information from the UH College of Tropical Agriculture on propagation techniques of many indigenous and endemic plants. Search or browse by scientific or common names.
Hawaiian Native Plants, UH Botany
A great source of Hawaiian spore and seed plant information, including scientific and Hawaiian names and images. Plants are grouped into broad categories and arranged by genera. Hint: Use Ctrl+F or ⌘+F to search for the scientific or common name of your plant.
Hawaii Biological Survey (HBS)
An ongoing inventory of the Hawaiian native and non-native fauna and flora.
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden Plant Database
Find images of plants in the HTBG by family, genus, species, common name, or country/region of origin.
Native Plants Hawaii
A comprehensive and searchable online knowledgebase of endemic and indigenous plants of Hawaiʻi.
"Provides conservation status, taxonomy, distribution, and life history information for ... plants, fungi, lichens, and animals in the US, Canada, ... as well as ecosystems throughout the Western Hemisphere."
UH CTARH Publication & Information Central
Publications and videos from the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.
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