William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, New York Botanical Garden (New York Botanical Garden-NY)

The New York Botanical Garden has created one of the most active, best-curated, and most comprehensive herbaria in the world. Containing more than 7.2 million specimens, it is the fourth largest in the world, the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Its collections are being augmented constantly by collections made by The Garden's staff and by gifts, purchases and exchanges of specimens from other herbaria. The Steere herbarium is one of the most frequently used of the approximately 3000 herbaria in the world. The Herbarium is consulted the nearly 200 research projects of Garden scientists and students and, and an average of 150 visitors travel to New York each year to use the collection, spending on average 1200 person-days per year. Additionally, 30,000 to 50,000 specimens are loaned annually to scientsts at other institutions.
Contacts: Barbara Thiers, bthiers@nybg.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 14 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: © 2012 The New York Botanical Garden
Rights Holder: The New York Botanical Garden; nybg.org
Access Rights: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/
Collection Statistics
  • 78,033 specimen records
  • 39,807 (51%) georeferenced
  • 69,104 (89%) with images (69,625 total images)
  • 72,160 (92%) identified to species
  • 230 families
  • 1,262 genera
  • 4,513 species
  • 5,206 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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