New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)

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 New World specimens. Digitization of all groups is underway, with more than 3.5 million specimens barcoded and 2.5 million specimens imaged.
Contacts: Kim Watson (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 December 2020
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 256,239 specimen records
  • 63,702 (25%) georeferenced
  • 223,728 (87%) with images (227,064 total images)
  • 238,239 (93%) identified to species
  • 49 families
  • 444 genera
  • 10,925 species
  • 11,521 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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