New York Botanical Garden (NY-NY)

The William and Lynda Steere Herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden holds a collection of more than seven million preserved specimens. 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 specimens from the Western Hemisphere. Digitization of all groups is underway, with more than 4.2 million specimens barcoded and 3.6 million imaged.

Assistant Director of Biodiversity Information : Kimberly Watson, kwatson@nybg.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 62,088 specimen records
  • 14,796 (24%) georeferenced
  • 58,567 (94%) with images (62,233 total images)
  • 50,508 (81%) identified to species
  • 332 families
  • 3,534 genera
  • 20,386 species
  • 21,510 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics