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.
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 December 2019
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 253,820 specimen records
  • 36,941 (15%) georeferenced
  • 92,610 (36%) with images
  • 98,187 (39%) identified to species
  • 49 families
  • 444 genera
  • 10,758 species
  • 4,039 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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