The 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, 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. It is the fourth largest in the world and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. The collections are being augmented constantly by collections made by the Garden's staff, by gifts, as well as purchases and exchanges of specimens from other herbaria.
Contact: Barbara Thiers (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 April 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY   10458
Collection Statistics
  • 295,930 occurrence
  • 85,373 (29%) georeferenced
  • 242,872 (82%) with images
  • 111,506 (38%) identified to species
  • 405 families
  • 1,371 genera
  • 9,613 species
  • 9,713 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics