New York Botanical Garden (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 Americas. Digitization of all groups is underway, with more than 4.5 million specimens barcoded and 3.6 million specimens imaged.

Director of the Herbarium: Emily Sessa,
Assistant Director of Botanical Information Management: Kim Watson,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 8 December 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
New York Botanical Garden. Occurrence dataset (ID: 4c66206d-e3db-4efe-85a2-160e3bb1c13d) accessed via the PteridoPortal Portal,, 2024-07-12).
The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium
2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY   10458-5126
Collection Statistics
  • 257,306 specimen records
  • 79,845 (31%) georeferenced
  • 253,284 (98%) with images (256,862 total images)
  • 240,755 (94%) identified to species
  • 49 families
  • 439 genera
  • 10,973 species
  • 11,634 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics