New York Botanical Garden (NY)

The William and Lynda Steere Herbarium of the New York Botanical Garden is the foundation of the Garden's botanical research program. All plant and fungal groups (i.e., algae, cyanobacteria, conifers, ferns, flowering plants, fungi, lichens, liverworts, and mosses) are represented by specimens collected in all parts of the world. The herbarium houses more than 7 million specimens and is the fourth largest in the world and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. The collections are augmented regularly by new accessions made by the Garden's staff, by gifts as well as by exchanges of specimens from other herbaria.

Contacts: Emily Sessa,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 January 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY   10458
Collection Statistics
  • 176,627 specimen records
  • 83,865 (47%) georeferenced
  • 158,436 (90%) with images (170,494 total images)
  • 154,226 (87%) identified to species
  • 391 families
  • 1,537 genera
  • 11,081 species
  • 12,052 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics