New York Botanical Garden (NY)

The William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the centerpiece of the New York Botanical Garden's botanical research program. It is the fourth largest herbarium in the world, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. The Herbarium holds a collection of more than seven million preserved specimens filed according to a standardized system of classification. All plant groups--flowering plants, conifers, ferns, mosses, liverworts, and algae, as well as fungi and lichens --are represented in the Herbarium collection, which is particularly strong in New World specimens. This reflects the emphasis of the research projects conducted by the Garden researchers.
Contact: Thiers, Barbara (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 26 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 165,813 occurrence
  • 59,824 (36%) georeferenced
  • 156,277 (94%) with images
  • 146,816 (89%) identified to species
  • 42 families
  • 48 genera
  • 2,483 species
  • 3,176 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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