New York State Museum Algae Collection (NYSM-NYS)

The Algae Herbarium of the New York State Museum is a small historic collection housing specimens from New York State, North America, and abroad. Collections are either pressed and mounted on herbarium sheets or preserved as permanent microscope slides.

Collections Manager: Diana Murphy,, 518-402-5350
Curator of Botany: Dr. James C. Lendemer,, 518-473-6511
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3cb49f23-ea83-4984-b37f-b645c656a647
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 531 specimen records
  • 386 (73%) georeferenced
  • 513 (97%) with images (523 total images)
  • 440 (83%) identified to species
  • 62 families
  • 131 genera
  • 260 species
  • 260 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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