There are many useful print and digital resources of significance to the flora of Hawaiʻi. One goal of Plants of Hawaiʻi is to aggregate those resources into the site when possible. Until that happens, or when that is not possible, we will list those resources here to aid those looking for a comprehensive resource on the flora of Hawaiʻi.
For native and naturalized flowering plants, the most significant resource is the printed Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaiʻi which was published in 1990 and reprinted in 1999. A companion website to the Manual is maintained by the Smithsonian Museum.
Many additions and updates to the flora of Hawaiʻi are recorded in the publications of the Hawaiʻi Biological Survey.
A comprehensive guide to Hawaii’s Ferns is Hawai‘i’s ferns and fern allies by Daniel D. Palmer, published in 2008
Bishop Museum’s Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database, compiled by ethnobotanist, Dr. Heidi Lennstrom is online and will soon be integrated into Plants of Hawaiʻi.