The Herbarium Database contains information on a substantial portion of NTBG’s entire Herbarium Collections. This data is searchable using basic criteria, such as family, genus, and/or geographic area and/or, for those more familiar with the collection, the specimen identification number, collector name, or collector identification. It also affords searching for type specimens.
Geographical coordinates of the collections may be made available to bona fide researchers upon request, which should be submitted to the Curator of the Herbarium.
Currently high-quality images of all type specimens of vascular plants are available through the Web database, to be viewed using Zoomify™. This allows zoom-and-pan for up-close interactive viewing of the specimen over the Web. Images of other selected groups will be added incrementally in the future.
Individuals using this database agree that any resulting outcomes, such as publications, must acknowledge our Herbarium by our acronym PTBG and that they will submit a copy of the outcome/publication to: Curator of the Herbarium, National Tropical Botanical Garden, 3530 Papalina Road, Kalaheo, HI 96741.
The images included in this database are the property of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Requests for permission to use these images will be considered upon receipt of an email to:
when such use is for scientific or educational purposes. The initial request should include information to identify the image, such as the specimen id and any other descriptors that would aid us in handling your request. Your message should contain a clear statement of the manner in which you wish to use the image, your name and, if applicable, the name of your organization, what your organization does and whether or not your organization is a not-for-profit.
Permission when granted is given with the understanding that copyright requirements will be followed and that proper acknowledgment of the source of the image will be made. We will also request when permission is granted that a copy of the material, when produced, be sent to the NTBG.