National Tropical Botanical Garden - Lichen collection (PTBG)

PTBG houses about 5,500 specimens of bryophytes and 1430 lichens primarily from Hawaiʻi, and the broader tropical Pacific region, which includes the Polynesia-Micronesia biodiversity hotspot. 

PTBG has just joined the global bryophyte and lichen TCN together with BISH for providing public data and images all our collections and would like to request access to the global portals for bryophytes and lichens (separate requests being submitted). 

Curator: Tim Flynn,
Director of Science and Conservation: Nina Rønsted, (ORCID #: 0000-0002-2002-5809)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 12 September 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: National Tropical Botanical Garden
Collection Statistics
  • 1,704 specimen records
  • 1,147 (67%) georeferenced
  • 1,073 (63%) with images (1,535 total images)
  • 474 (28%) identified to species
  • 44 families
  • 102 genera
  • 200 species
  • 200 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics